Association between Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy and Carotid Atherosclerosis in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

@inproceedings{Jung2013AssociationBC,
  title={Association between Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy and Carotid Atherosclerosis in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes},
  author={Chan-Hee Jung and Ae-Rin Baek and Kyu-Jin Kim and Bo-Yeon Kim and Chul-Hee Kim and Sung-Koo Kang and Ji-Oh Mok},
  booktitle={Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND It is not clear whether microangiopathies are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We investigated the relation of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and other microangiopathies with carotid atherosclerosis in T2DM. METHODS A total of 131 patients with T2DM were stratified by mean carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) ≥ or <1.0 mm and the number of carotid plaques. CAN was assessed by the five standard cardiovascular reflex tests according… CONTINUE READING