Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:


Pioglitazone Improves Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Subjects With Diabetes

OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of pioglitazone on myocardial insulin sensitivity and left ventricular (LV) function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Twelve subjects with T2D and 12 with normal glucose tolerance received a euglycemic insulin clamp. Myocardial glucose uptake (MGU) and myocardial perfusion were measured with [18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose and [15O]H2O positron emission tomography before and after 24 weeks of pioglitazone treatment. Myocardial function and transmitral early diastolic relation/atrial contraction (E/A) flow ratio were measured with magnetic resonance imaging. RESULTS Pioglitazone reduced HbA1c by 0.9%; decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 7 ± 2 and 7 ± 2 mmHg, respectively (P
Source: Diabetes Care - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology-Diabetes Complications Pathophysiology/Complications Source Type: research

Related Links:

More News: Actos | Diabetes | Diabetes Type 2 | Endocrinology | Epidemiology | Insulin | MRI Scan | Perfusion | PET Scan | Stroke