Diabetic Albuminuria and Ischemic Heart Disease

  • J. Ishiguro
  • T. Tsuda
  • T. Izumi
  • S. Ito
  • A. Shibata
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 130)


It is well known that ischemic heart disease is a major cause of death in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and they have poor prognosis after myocardial infarction (1–4). However, even patients with serious ischemic lesions are apt to be asymptomatic. Some of the best diagnostic determinants of ischemie lesions in DM heart are yet to be identified (5-7). In this study, patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) were examined using dipyridamole loading thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy (Tl- 201) to investigate how frequently they are associated with ischémie lesions in DM heart and to assess whether their occurrence is closely related to the presence of chest pain and the severity of diabetic nephropathy.


Diabetic Nephropathy Late Image Ischemic Lesion Symptomatic Group NIDDM Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ishiguro
    • 1
  • T. Tsuda
    • 1
  • T. Izumi
    • 1
  • S. Ito
    • 1
  • A. Shibata
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of Internal MedicineNiigata University School of MedicineNiigataJapan

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