Relationship between Aortic Stiffness and the Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Prediabetes

Aslan A. N. , AYHAN H. , Cicek O. F. , AKÇAY M. , DURMAZ T. , KELEŞ T. , ...More

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.53, no.14, pp.1477-1484, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.53.1720
  • Title of Journal : INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1477-1484


Objective Several studies have shown that arterial stiffness and ventricular dysfunction are increased in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Aortic stiffness (AS) reflects the mechanical tension and elasticity of the aorta, and increased aortic stiffness is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of aortic stiffness and its relationship with the left ventricular (LV) function in patients with prediabetes and healthy control subjects.