Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2013, Pages: 89-93
Received: Aug. 6, 2013;
Published: Aug. 30, 2013
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Alena ADAMIKOVA, Diabetes Center, Bata Regional Hospital, Zlín, Czech Republic
Jiri BAKALA, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Bata Regional Hospital, Zlín, Czech Republic
Jana PATEROVA, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Bata Regional Hospital, Zlín, Czech Republic
Martin SLABAK, Cardiovascular Center, Bata Regional Hospital, Zlín, Czech Republic
Stepan SVACINA, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is defined as a finding of systolic and diastolic left ventricular dysfunction, myocardial dilation and left ventricular hypertrophy without the presence of macroangiopathy and hypertension. Causes include metabolic changes, myocardial fibrosis, microangiopathy as well as cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy leading to sympathetic denervation and alteration of myocardial perfusion. It comprises abnormalities in the control of heart rate as well as central and peripheral vascular dynamics. The diagnosis of diabetic cardiomyopathy affects significantly the prognosis in patients with diabetes. Echocardiography and nuclear medicine methods are used for diagnosis.
Diabetic Cardiomyopathy - Heart Disease in Diabetes, Clinical Medicine Research.
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