Diabetes mellitus, a predictor of morbidity and mortality in the Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction (SOLVD) trials and registry
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Heart Valve Diseases
Diabetes is an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients with symptomatic heart failure, patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (defined as an ejection fraction of 35% or less), and in a broader registry population with less stringent entry criteria. Although the SOLVD Trials made a major clinical contribution by proving the value of enalapril, diabetes remains a significant predictor of outcome even after adjusting for treatment with enalapril.