Simple function tests for autonomic neuropathy have a higher predictive value on all-cause mortality in diabetes compared to 24-h heart rate variability.

AIM To compare the long-term predictive power of heart rate variability (HRV) based on 24 h ECG recordings with a battery of simple autonomic function tests with regard to all-cause mortality in diabetic individuals. METHODS 240 diabetic persons were randomly selected from the diabetic population. A 24-h ECG was obtained and analysed on the Pathfinder 700… CONTINUE READING