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


TURAN Y. , TURAN E.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/dmso.s223880
  • Title of Journal : DIABETES METABOLIC SYNDROME AND OBESITY-TARGETS AND THERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1889-1896

Abstract

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).