Ambulatory arterial stiffness index is associated with impaired left atrial mechanical functions in hypertensive diabetic patients: A speckle tracking study


KALAYCıOĞLU E., Gokdeniz T., AYKAN A. C. , HATEM E., GURSOY O. M. , CAVUSOGLU G., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.15, no.10, pp.807-813, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2014.5796
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.807-813
  • Keywords: ambulatory arterial stiffness index, left atrium, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK-FACTORS, TARGET ORGAN DAMAGE, DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION, STRAIN-RATE, TASK-FORCE, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, DISEASE, GUIDELINES, IMPACT, SIZE

Abstract

Objective: The ambulatory arterial stiffness index has been proposed as an indicator of arterial stiffness. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that increased ambulatory arterial stiffness index might be related with impaired left atrial function in hypertensive diabetic patients with no previous history of cardiovascular disease.