Effect of type 2 diabetes mellitus on left ventricular geometry and systolic function in hypertensive subjects hypertension genetic epidemiology network (HyperGEN) study
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Ventricular Function, Left
In a relatively healthy, population-based sample of hypertensive adults, type 2 diabetes was associated with higher LV mass, more concentric LV geometry, and lower myocardial function, independent of age, sex, body size, and arterial BP. structural and functional abnormalities in addition to, and independent of, atherosclerosis.(13) (14) In the Framingham cohort, diabetes was associated with higher LV mass in women but not men.(15) High blood pressure (BP), obesity, and abnormal lipid profile, which often coexist with diabetes, tend to be associated with preclinical cardiovascular abnormalities(16) and may contribute to the association of diabetes with cardiovascular events. Cardiac features of diabetic and nondiabetic hypertensive subjects remain incompletely described in population-based samples. Therefore, we compared clinical and metabolic characteristics, LV geometry, and systolic function between diabetic and nondiabetic hypertensive participants in the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network (HyperGEN) Study.