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

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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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.53.1720
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1477-1484
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


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.