Adverse association between diabetic retinopathy and cardiac structure and function Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Diabetic Angiopathies
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Heart Failure

abstract

  • More severe diabetic retinopathy was associated with worse cardiac structure and function by echocardiography independent of potential confounding variables. These data suggest a possible microvascular contribution to the development of diabetes-associated cardiac enlargement and dysfunction. Alternatively, common pathways may be leading to both disorders.

publication date

  • March 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2830610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.10.019

PubMed ID

  • 19249430

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 563

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 157

number

  • 3