Does Gestational Diabetes History Increase Epicardial Fat and Carotid Intima Media Thickness?


ÇALIŞKAN M. , Caklili O. T. , Caliskan Z., Duran C., Ciftci F. C. , Avcı E., et al.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, cilt.31, ss.1182-1187, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/echo.12597
  • Dergi Adı: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1182-1187

Özet

BackgroundGestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that has begun during pregnancy. Recent studies have proven that development of atherosclerosis may be established in this population even without presence of type 2 diabetes. For assessment of atherosclerosis, epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is recently being used as a surrogate marker. In this study, we aimed to prove that women with GDM history are more inclined to have higher EFT levels than women without GDM history.