Osteoprotegerin Is Associated With Subclinical Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Diabetic Hypertensive Patients: A Speckle Tracking Study


Kalaycioglu E., Gokdeniz T., Aykan A. C. , Hatem E., Gursoy M. O. , Oren A., ...Daha Fazla

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.1529-1534, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.cjca.2014.08.018
  • Dergi Adı: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1529-1534

Özet

Background: Recently, the role of osteoprotegerin (OPG) in the pathogenesis of heart failure through different mechanisms has received much attention. Subclinical changes in left ventricular (LV) function can be identified using quantification of myocardial strain, and global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a superior predictor of outcomes than ejection fraction. We hypothesized that increased OPG levels could predict subclinical LV systolic dysfunction in treated diabetic hypertensive patients with preserved LV ejection fraction.