Relationship between left ventricular diastolic function and arterial stiffness in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus

@article{Roos2012RelationshipBL,
  title={Relationship between left ventricular diastolic function and arterial stiffness in asymptomatic patients with diabetes mellitus},
  author={Cornelis J. Roos and Dominique Auger and Roxana Djaberi and Eelco J. P. de Koning and Ton J Rabelink and Alberto Martin Pereira and Jeroen J. Bax and Victoria Bueno Delgado and J Wouter Jukema and Arthur J. H. A. Scholte},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={609-616}
}
Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction and increased arterial stiffness are common in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, the relation between these two pathophysiological factors remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between LV diastolic function and arterial stiffness as assessed with applanation tonometry. In 142 asymptomatic patients with DM (mean age 48 years, 75 (53 %) men, 72 (51 %) patients with type 2 DM) LV diastolic function was… CONTINUE READING