Event Title

Frequency of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus using simple clinical methods

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus is a growing epidemic and cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy is one of its important complications. Despite having significant association with morbidity and mortality, the cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy mostly remains undiagnosed. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy can be diagnosed by clinical methods.

Objectives: To determine the frequency of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Study design: Cross sectional study.

Setting: Diabetes clinic, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.

Duration: The study period was six months from October 19, 2010 to April 20, 2011.

Subjects: 100 patients of more than 14 years of age and having diabetes for equal to or more than 5 years were included in the study.

Method: All patients fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria were enrolled. Pulse rate at rest and during deep breathing was noted, along with blood pressure in lying and standing positions. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 17. Results were given for continuous variables as means ± standard deviation. For categorical variables results were reported as frequencies with percentages.

Results: Out of 100 patients, 22 (22%) were found to have cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. In these 22 patients, 10 (45.45%) were males and 12 (54.55%) were females.

Conclusion: Significant number of our diabetic patients have cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. Increasing age, BMI, duration of diabetes mellitus, and poor glycemic control were found to be important determinants for the presence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in the study population

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, frequency, clinical methods

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Frequency of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus using simple clinical methods

Auditorium Pond Side

Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus is a growing epidemic and cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy is one of its important complications. Despite having significant association with morbidity and mortality, the cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy mostly remains undiagnosed. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy can be diagnosed by clinical methods.

Objectives: To determine the frequency of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Study design: Cross sectional study.

Setting: Diabetes clinic, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.

Duration: The study period was six months from October 19, 2010 to April 20, 2011.

Subjects: 100 patients of more than 14 years of age and having diabetes for equal to or more than 5 years were included in the study.

Method: All patients fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria were enrolled. Pulse rate at rest and during deep breathing was noted, along with blood pressure in lying and standing positions. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 17. Results were given for continuous variables as means ± standard deviation. For categorical variables results were reported as frequencies with percentages.

Results: Out of 100 patients, 22 (22%) were found to have cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. In these 22 patients, 10 (45.45%) were males and 12 (54.55%) were females.

Conclusion: Significant number of our diabetic patients have cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. Increasing age, BMI, duration of diabetes mellitus, and poor glycemic control were found to be important determinants for the presence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in the study population

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, frequency, clinical methods