Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
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TICSE AGUIRRE, Ray and VILLENA, Jaime E.. Association of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and prolonged QT interval with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.1, pp.83-86. ISSN 1726-4642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000100013.
In order to evaluate the relationship between cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and corrected QT interval (QTc) with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, we followed up for 5 years 67 patients attending the outpatient Endocrinology Service. 82% completed follow-up and cardiovascular events occurred in 16 patients. We found that long QTc interval was the only variable significantly associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the multiple logistic regression analysis (RR: 13.56, 95% CI: 2.01-91.36) (p = 0.0074).
Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Diabetic Neuropathies; Long QT Syndrome.