Relationship between longitudinal and radial contractility in subclinical diabetic heart disease.

@article{Fang2004RelationshipBL,
  title={Relationship between longitudinal and radial contractility in subclinical diabetic heart disease.},
  author={Zhi You Fang and Rodel L Leano and Thomas H Marwick},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={2004},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={53-60}
}
Subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may be identified by reduced longitudinal contraction. We sought to define the effects of subclinical LV dysfunction on radial contractility in 53 patients with diabetes mellitus with no LV hypertrophy, normal ejection fraction and no ischaemia as assessed by dobutamine echocardiography, in comparison with age-matched controls. Radial peak myocardial systolic velocity (Sm) and early diastolic velocity (Em), strain and strain rate were measured in… CONTINUE READING