Changes in left atrial volume in diabetes mellitus: more than diastolic dysfunction
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, 05/16/2012
Kadappu KK et al. – Left atrial (LA) enlargement in diabetes mellitus (DM) is independent of associated hypertension (HT) and diastolic function. LA enlargement is associated with LA dysfunction as evaluated by 2D strain. It is likely that a combination of DD and a diabetic atrial myopathy contribute to LA enlargement in patients with DM.