Echocardiographic evidence for impaired myocardial performance in children with type I diabetes mellitus

Nancy E. Friedman, Lynne L. Levitsky*, Deborah V. Edidin, Dolores A. Vitullo, Samuel J. Lacina, Pipit Chiemmongkoltip

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Abstract

Thirty-three children with type I diabetes mellitus and 51 normal children underwent M-mode echocardiography. Abnormalities of myocardial performance were present in many of the diabetic children. The mean end-systolic volume of the left ventricle was greater in diabetics compared to control subjects. Mean ejection fraction, minor axis shortening, and velocity of circumferential fiber shortening were decreased in the diabetics. There was no evidence of increased myocardial mass in these diabetic children. There was no correlation between myocardial dysfunction, clinical assessment of control, or glycohemoglobin in the diabetic children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-850
Number of pages5
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

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  • Medicine(all)

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