Aortic Stiffness Index And Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Are Independently Associated With The Presence Of Microalbuminuria In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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DIABETES METABOLIC SYNDROME AND OBESITY-TARGETS AND THERAPY, vol.12, pp.1889-1896, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Microalbuminuria is a premature and widely used indicator of diabetic nephropathy and is reported to be related with a higher cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients. We aimed to examine whether the echocardiographic parameters, such as epicardial fat thickness (EFT), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and aortic stiffness index (ASI) are associated with microalbuminuria in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM).