Effects of Impaired Fasting Glucose on Aortic Elasticity

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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.