Diabetes mellitus and oligosymptomatic arrhythmias: how can we use an implantable ECG loop recorder?


Authors: Petra Určíková
Authors‘ workplace: Oddelenie arytmií Stredoslovenský ústav srdcových a cievnych chorôb, a. s., Banská Bystrica
Published in: Forum Diab 2021; 10(2): 93-97
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Overview

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases and is currently considered one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Although the main cardiovascular complication associated with diabetes mellitus is coronary artery disease, its contribution to heart rhythm disorders is also not negligible. The relationship between diabetes mellitus and arrhythmias is complex and multifactorial. The most common arrhythmia in patients with diabetes mellitus is atrial fibrillation. In patients with atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus is one of the risk factors for thromboembolism, especially stroke. Atrial fibrillation, as well as the arrhythmogenic cause of syncope of unclear etiology or clinically significant palpitations, can be examined through continuous ECG monitoring using an implantable loop recorder. The indications for this invasive diagnostic method are the same in patients with diabetes mellitus as in patients without it.

Keywords:

arrhythmias – cardiovascular disease – diabetes mellitus – implantable ECG loop recorder


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