Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 22nd, 2006
"Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a cardiac disease that arises as a result of the diabetic state, independent of vascular or valvular pathology. It manifests initially as asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction, which progresses to symptomatic heart failure," scientists in Canada report in their discussion.
"The compliance of the heart wall is decreased and contractile function is impaired. The pathophysiology is incompletely understood, but appears to be initiated both by hyperglycemia and changes in cardiac metabolism. These changes induce oxidative stress and activate a number of secondary...
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