Prognostic value of exercise echocardiography in diabetic patients

  title={Prognostic value of exercise echocardiography in diabetic patients},
  author={Joselina LM Oliveira and Jos{\'e} AS Barreto-Filho and Carla R. P. Oliveira and Thaiana Arag{\~a}o Santana and Fernando Diego Anjos-Andrade and {\'E}rica O Alves and Ad{\~a}o Cardoso Nascimento-J{\'u}nior and Thiago JS G{\'o}es and Nathalie Oliveira Santana and Francis de Lima Vasconcelos and Martha Azevedo Barreto and Argemiro D'Oliveira J{\'u}nior and Roberto Salvatori and Manuel Herm{\'i}nio de Aguiar-Oliveira and Ant{\^o}nio CS Sousa},
  journal={Cardiovascular Ultrasound},
  pages={24 - 24}
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in diabetic patients. Although exercise echocardiography (EE) is established as a useful method for diagnosis and stratification of risk for CAD in the general population, there are few studies on its value as a prognostic tool in diabetic patients. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the value of EE in predicting cardiac events in diabetics. METHODS 193 diabetic patients, 97 males, 59.8 +/- 9.3 yrs (mean… CONTINUE READING


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