A Study on Prevalence of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and use of QTc interval in its prediction

Anju Surendran, S (2017) A Study on Prevalence of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and use of QTc interval in its prediction. Masters thesis, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND : Cardiac autonomic neuropathy is one of the most neglected and underdiagnosed complications od diabetes mellitus,which may even lead to potentially life threatening outcomes.Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of corrected QT interval as an easy diagnostic tool for cardiac autonomic neuropathy. AIM : To find out the prevalence of cardiac autonomic neuropathy among diabetics in our hospital and use of QTC interval in diagnosing it. METHODS: Cross sectional study was conducted among 100 type 2 diabetes patients in our hospital,using a battery of five autonomic tests and QT interval in ECG. RESULTS: Prevalence of CAN was 58% among diabetes in our hospital and QTc prolongation had 66.2% sensitivity and 90.6% specificity in diagnosing CAN. CONCLUSION: Prevalence of CAN among Type 2 DM patients in our hospital was fairly high and QTc prolongation can be used as a diagnostic tool for CAN.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy ; QT interval ; Diabetes Mellitus.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 02:36
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 02:36
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4297

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