Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Is Associated With Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

@inproceedings{Bonapace2012NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Is Associated With Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes},
  author={Stefano Bonapace and Gianluca Perseghin and Giulio Molon and G Gonzalez Canali and Lorenzo Bertolini and Giacomo Zoppini and Enrico Barbieri and Giovanni Targher},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE Data on cardiac function in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are limited and conflicting. We assessed whether NAFLD is associated with abnormalities in cardiac function in patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 50 consecutive type 2 diabetic individuals without a history of ischemic heart disease, hepatic diseases, or excessive alcohol consumption, in whom NAFLD was diagnosed by ultrasonography. A tissue Doppler echocardiography… CONTINUE READING

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