Imaging in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Riem Hawi, Lucas Bazi, Michael E. Farkouh, Ashish Aneja

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Diabetic cardiomyopathy is recognized as a distinct disease entity characterized by left ventricular dysfunction in absence of hypertension or coronary artery disease, and independent of glucose control. Early detection may be particularly important for preventing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but prospective evidence for this approach is lacking. The pathophysiology of diabetic cardiomyopathy does not remain completely understood. Besides several animal models, contemporary imaging techniques have helped not only to define this clinical entity, but to also understand pathophysiologic mechanisms. This review aims to highlight the current understanding of the disease process and to discuss current imaging methods and their limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-486
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • cardiomyopathy
  • diabetes
  • echocardiography


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