Effects of diabetes mellitus on left atrial volume and functions in normotensive patients without symptomatic cardiovascular disease


Atas H. , Kepez A. , Atas D. B. , Kanar B. G. , Dervisova R., Kivrak T., ...More

JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS, vol.28, pp.858-862, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2014.07.010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.858-862

Abstract

Purpose: Left atrial (LA) size has been shown to be a predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the direct effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on left atrial volume and phasic functions by using real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) in a population of patients free of symptomatic cardiovascular disease and hypertension.