Published online Jun 15, 2021. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v12.i6.685
Peer-review started: December 28, 2020
First decision: January 11, 2021
Revised: January 22, 2021
Accepted: March 18, 2021
Article in press: March 18, 2021
Published online: June 15, 2021
Core Tip: Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), which affects 12% of diabetics, is an under-recognized and lethal complication of diabetes. Thus, there is an urgent need for reliable and available biomarkers for DCM detection. To date, none of the conducted studies have been successful in identifying such biomarkers. Hence, in concordance with current guidelines that accentuate the importance of an interdisciplinary team-based approach, we propose the combination of speckle tracking echocardiography and a few novel biomarkers as a screening method for DCM in patients with new onset diabetes mellitus type 2.