Association between cardiac autonomic neuropathy and hypertension and its potential influence on diabetic complications.

@article{Ayad2010AssociationBC,
  title={Association between cardiac autonomic neuropathy and hypertension and its potential influence on diabetic complications.},
  author={Fatima Ayad and Mohamed Belhadj and Jacques Pari{\'e}s and J R Attali and Paul Valensi},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={804-11}
}
AIMS To examine the association between cardiac autonomic neuropathy and hypertension and the role of this association in diabetic complications. METHODS We included 310 patients, 138 with Type 1 and 172 with Type 2 diabetes, 62 of them with hypertension. Cardiac autonomic neuropathy was assessed by analysing heart rate variations during three standard tests (deep breathing, lying to standing and Valsalva) and looking for postural hypotension. RESULTS Cardiac autonomic neuropathy was… CONTINUE READING
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