Journal of Diabetes Research / 2012 / Article / Fig 1

Clinical Study

Stepwise Increases in Left Ventricular Mass Index and Decreases in Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Correspond with the Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease in Diabetes Patients

Figure 1

There was a significant trend for a stepwise increase in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (P < 0.001 for trend) (a) and the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) (44.4%, 61.6%, and 83.9%, resp.; P < 0.001 for trend) (b) corresponding to the advancement in chronic kidney disease from stage 3 to 5.