Cardiac dysfunction in diabetes mellitus: a hospital based study


AUTHORS : Goswami Debabrata1, Bhattacharyya Maitreyee2
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v5.i1.2018.10
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Diabetic Cardiomyopathy is characterized by the presence of myocardial dysfunction in the absence of hypertension, coronary artery disease, or other known cardiac disease. Materials and methods: It was a hospital based observational, descriptive study carried out in 105 diabetic patients who were screened for cardiac dysfunction using 2D echocardiography. Results: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (grade 1) was found in 69 patients of the study population. Out of 69, 10 patients (9.5%) had left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in the absence of hypertension, coronary artery disease or other known cardiac disease. Conclusion: 9.5% of 105 diabetic patients studied had presence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in the absence of hypertension, coronary artery disease or other known cardiac disease. These patients may be considered to be having Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.



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