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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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Abstract

DUQUE, Mauricio et al. Diabetic autonomic cardiovascular neuropathy. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2013, vol.20, n.2, pp.80-87. ISSN 0120-5633.

Cardiac autonomic diabetic neuropathy is a condition in which impairment of the autonomic control of the cardiovascular system leads to a myriad of symptoms, ranging from mild exercise intolerance to sudden cardiac death. Even though its exact prevalence is unknown, it is believed that it is highly prevalent in patients with long-standing diabetes, particularly those who have other pathologic conditions. Early detection is expected to have a positive impact in patient treatment, lowering costs associated with unnecessary tests and treatments, while at the same time avoiding disease-related complications.

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular system; autonomic nervous system; syncope.

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