Effects of Impaired Fasting Glucose on Aortic Elasticity


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Dogan S. M. , Aktop Z., Aydin M., Karabag T., Sayin M. R. , Bilici H. M. , ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.120, no.7, pp.424-427, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 120 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0032-1306295
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES
  • Page Numbers: pp.424-427

Abstract

Background: The pathophysiology of atherosclerosis development in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is similar to that in nondiabetics. However, atherosclerosis develops earlier and runs a rapid course in patients with diabetes. Aortic stiffness, strain and distensibility are the parameters used to assess an increase in arterial stiffness and can be measured by invasive and non-invasive methods.