A Review on Electrocardiographic Changes in Diabetic Patients

Author(s): Iana Simova, Ivaylo Christov, Giovanni Bortolan

Journal Name: Current Diabetes Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 2 , 2015

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Prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is progressively increasing, contributing to a parallel increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and more than doubling the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Certain electrocardiographic (ECG) characteristics, such as alternans of the T wave (TWA), heart rate variability (HRV) and dispersion of the QT interval, have been found to be predictive of the risk of SCD. This review focuses on ECG changes that could be found in diabetics and their potential implication for SCD risk.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, electrocardiography, sudden cardiac death, heart rate variation, t-wave alternans.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 14 April, 2015
Page: [102 - 106]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573399811666150113161417
Price: $65

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