Comparison of brain natriuretic peptide and left ventricular diastolic function determined by tissue Doppler in patients with diabetes mellitus, patients with hypertension without diabetes, and in healthy subjects.
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In this study, it was found that increased plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients with diabetes may be related to left ventricular (LV) diastolic relaxation, independent of LV mass and atherosclerosis (using common carotid intima-media thickness as a surrogate index). A "package of care" of glycemic control and cardiovascular risk management was not associated with reduction in BNP levels.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The American Journal of Cardiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2005|