Low L-carnitine levels: Can it be a cause of nocturnal blood pressure changes in patients with toe 2 diabetes mellitus?


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Korkmaz S. , YILDIZ G., Kilicli F., Yilmaz A. , AYDIN H. , Icagasioglu S., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.11, no.1, pp.57-63, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2011.008
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-63

Abstract

Objective: The nocturnal blood pressure (NBP) reduction is less than normal in the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM). L-carnitine deficiency may cause changes of NBP by leading to hyperglycemia, insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction in patients with type-2 DM. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether there is a difference in levels of L-carnitine in dipper and nondippers patients with type 2 DM.