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Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy scorings in chronic renal failure patients

*, Venugopala D and *, Sahil. K and *, Shyamala K.V (2013) Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy scorings in chronic renal failure patients. International Journal of Advanced Research, 1 (5). pp. 614-617. ISSN 2320-5407

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Abstract

Long-term kidney problems are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Several abnormalities in cardiovascular autonomic function have been found in CRF patients. So the study on cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy scorings in patients of chronic renal failure was taken up. Methods:A study was done to find clinical profile of autonomic neuropathy in chronic renal failure patients.Detailed clinical evaluation and following tests to know autonomic functions were done.Heart rate variability in response to deep breathing, heart rate variability in response to standing, heart rate in response to valsalva maneuver, postural hypotension and BP response to sustained hand grip exercise were done. Values obtained from the various tests were tabulated into a worksheet and a scoring system was applied to each test. Result: The mean cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) score for diabetic patients was more than the other etiologies. The mean score in chronic renal failure patients with systemic symptoms had significantly higher values compared to those without symptoms. Conclusion: Gradings of cardiac autonomic dysfunctions in patients of chronic renal failure by using non- invasive methods will be helpful for clinicians to prevent sudden cardiac death.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-invasive methods, cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy cardiac death, valsalva maneuver postural hypotension
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 10:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136772

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