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Cardiomyopathy

Primary noninflammatory disease of the heart muscle, often of obscure or unknown etiology and not the result of ischemic, hypertensive, congenital, valvular, or pericardal disease.


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Impact of diabetes mellitus on long-term survival in patients with congestive heart failure

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De Groote P, Lamblin N, Mouquet F, et al. Impact of diabetes mellitus on long-term survival in patients with congestive heart failure. Eur Heart J. 2004;25:656-662. Aims To test the hypothesis that diabetic status may be used as a prognostic indicator in heart failure (HF) patients. Methods and results We studied 1246 consecutive patients with left ventricular dysfunction. All patients had a cardiopulmonary exercise test and an echocardiogram. 

Preventable Hospitalization Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries With Type 2 Diabetes

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Niefeld MR, Braunstein JB, Wu AW, Saudek CD, Weller WE, Anderson GF. Preventable Hospitalization Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2003;26:1344-1349. To examine the impact of comorbid conditions on preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries aged =65 years with type 2 diabetes.

Diastolic Dysfunction in Normotensive Men w Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes: Importance of Maneuvers in Screening for Preclinical Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

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Poirier P, Bogaty P, Garneau C, et al. Diastolic Dysfunction in Normotensive Men with Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes: Importance of Maneuvers in Echocardiographic Screening for Preclinical Diabetic Cardiomyopathy. Diabetes Care. 2001;24:5-10. Because a pseudonormal pattern of ventricular filling has never been considered in studies that reported a prevalence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) between 20 and 40%, our aim was to more completely evaluate the prevalence of LVDD in subjects with diabetes.



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Diabetes and Heart Failure: Current Knowledge