Is diabetes correlating with small aortic root dimension in general Chinese hypertensive patients?

We read with great interest the recent report from Nardi et al. [1], suggesting that diabetes was significantly and inversely associated with aortic root dimension (ARD) indexed to BSA in hypertensive patients. The findings of a smaller ARD in diabetic patients were documented in some Western samples [2,3]. Given the limited data regarding this issue and the different effects of race, we tested this relationship in a general population consisting of 5739 Chinese hypertensive participants where descriptions of study design and methodology have been reported elsewhere [4,5].
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