Association of carotid atherosclerosis and left ventricular hypertrophy
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
We believe that the present study provides the first evidence that higher left ventricular mass as detected by echocardiography is associated with the presence of carotid plaque. The association between cardiac hypertrophy and systemic atherosclerosis may contribute to the pathogenesis of the high incidence of vascular events that is well documented in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.