Silhouette of cardiac impairment in diabetic patients at a medical college in Rewa district

Julie Abraham, Manoj Indurker, Seema Mahant, M. K. Jain, Kanniyan Binub


Background: The modern technology (TMT) had helped to detect cardiac impairment in diabetes patients relative to past. This study had attempted to use modern tools for detection of cardiac impairment in patients who attended OPD in a medical college of Rewa district. Objectives of the study was to evaluate cardiac dysfunction and factors associated with cardiac dysfunction (using values of TMT) in diabetic patients.

Methods: A descriptive study was done with help of recording history of variables like smoking, alcohol, BMI, HBA1C value, cholesterol level and others. Chi square was done to assess test of significance.

Results: Diastolic dysfunction was more in patients with diabetic complications than those without diabetic complications. Most patients having peripheral neuropathy, nephropathy and retinopathy had diastolic dysfunction. Patients had also shown high incidence of positivity to TMT. Half of the patients (50%) positive results for stress test were higher with cases who led a sedentary life style (13.64%). Most of patients (70%) had serum. cholesterol level less than 200 mg/dl but the positive results for stress test were higher in patients with Serum. cholesterol level 200 to 239 mg/dl. 

Conclusions: The study could shower light on the conclusion that left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients is more relative to systolic dysfunction.


Cardiac dysfunction, TMT, Cholesterol, Stress test

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