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Update on Echocardiographic Assessment in Diabetes Mellitus


Wang, Y and Marwick, TH, Update on Echocardiographic Assessment in Diabetes Mellitus, Current Cardiology Reports, 18, (9) Article 85. ISSN 1523-3782 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11886-016-0759-0


Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and cardiac death. While the increased mortality of patients with DM has traditionally been attributed to coronary artery disease, approximately half of the mortality has other causes, including non-ischemic heart failure (HF). In this context, effective screening and diagnosis of cardiac structural and functional abnormalities are crucial for preventive strategies and for predicting prognosis. This review discusses various echocardiographic diagnostic modalities, including tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and two-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) for screening, risk stratification, and guidance of management of patients with T2DM.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Echocardiography, Left atrial function, Left ventricular function, Screening, Speckle-tracking echocardiography, Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wang, Y (Ms Ying Wang)
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:110421
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-07-27
Last Modified:2022-08-25

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