Supervisor: LENKEY, Zsófia
Gestational diabetes occuring in approximately 7-14% of pregnancies may result in both maternal or foetal complications (preeclampsia, placental insufficiency, premature birth, birth defect). Our aim is to investigate if there is any sign of myocardial or vascular dysfunction even before the diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Echocardiography is performed to examine the systolic and diastolic function of the heart. An easy-to-perform oscillometric method (Arteriograph) will be used to measure arterial stiffness parameters. Laboratory parameters that can reflect the function of the myocardium and the arterial system will also be studied (Nt-proBNP, TNF-alfa, PAI-1, ADMA, adiponectin).