Noninvasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in normotensive gravidae with gestational diabetes


ATAY A. E. , Simsek H. , Demir B. , Sakar M. G. , Kaya M. B. , PASA S., ...More

HERZ, vol.39, no.5, pp.627-632, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-013-3874-3
  • Title of Journal : HERZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-632

Abstract

Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT), hyperhomocysteinemia, microalbuminuria, and nitric oxide reflect subclinical atherosclerosis and predict the risk of future cardiovascular events. We aimed to evaluate the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction in normotensive patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) noninvasively.