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Material and Methods:
There is a high prevalence of asymptomatic left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in
normotensive type 2 diabetic patients.
We enrolled 80 normotesive Type 2 diabetic patients in the study that fulfills the inclusion
criteria. Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction was found in 53% (43/80). There were 20 (47%) males and
23 females (53%) among subjects presenting with diastolic dysfunction. Subjects with diastolic dysfunction
the mean age were 55±15 years. Patients having no Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction mean age were
This descriptive case series study was conducted on 80 normotesive Type 2
diabetic patients at Cardiology Department, PGMI Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar from March 2007 to
March 2008. Detailed history and physical examination was performed on every patient. . The glycemic
status was defined on the basis of HbA1c. Exercise tolerance test was performed on every patient to
exclude major ischemia. Echocardiography was performed in left lateral position. Main outcome measure
was Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
To determine the frequency of asymptomatic left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in
normotesive type 2 diabetic patients.
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