Aortic Distensibility, Assessed by MRI, is Decreased in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Elevated LDL-C
Aims : To determine whether children with T1DM and elevated LDL-C have evidence of aortic stiffness using cardiac MRI.
Adolescents with T1DM and elevated LDL-C have a stiffer aorta than healthy non-diabetic patients; stiffness is directly related to diabetes control and may be a viable measure of subclinical atherosclerotic disease.
Authors : McCulloch, Michael A., et al.
Clinical Application : Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Country : France
Date Publication : 2012