Screening ST Segments in Patients with Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy

A.H. Khandoker, S. Boularaoui, G.M. Alhussein, N. Almatroushi, E.E.A. Osman, N.S. Widatalla, K. Khalaf, Herbert Jelinek

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Given the elevated risk of cardiovascular events and the higher prevalence of silent ischaemia in diabetic patients, it is important to screen those patients for cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN). Early detection of CAN in diabetic patients, and hence timely intervention, are of critical importance towards preventing sudden cardiac death. The aim of this study is to assess whether myocardial ischaemia is common in diabetic patients with CAN by screening the ST heights of ECG signals. ST depression indicates myocardial ischaemia. The heights of ST segments of ECG signals (lead II) of 10 subjects without CAN (CAN-) [age: 61±16 years (4 males and 6 females)] and 10 subjects with CAN (CAN+) [age: 64±11 years (4 males and 6 females)] were extracted in LabChart. Episodes of ST segment depression were seen in 6 CAN+ patients (60%) but were not more common in CAN- patients. The ST heights of CAN+ group (-0.0116±0.04 mV) were found to be significantly (p=0.02) lower than that of CAN- group (0.07±0.13 mV)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing in Cardiology 2012
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 39
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic) 9781467320764
ISBN (Print)9781467320740
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event39th Computing in Cardiology Conference, CinC 2012 - AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Duration: 09 Sept 201212 Sept 2012 (Conference website) (Conference proceedings)

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ISSN (Print)0276-6574


Conference39th Computing in Cardiology Conference, CinC 2012
OtherComputing in Cardiology provides an international forum for scientists and professionals from the fields of medicine, physics, engineering and computer science, and has been held annually since 1974.
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