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Inobvious complications of hypoglycaemia

Liliana Majkowska
DOI: 10.5603/DK.2017.0025
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Clinical Diabetology 2017;6(4):147-150.

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Vol 6, No 4 (2017)
Review articles (submitted)
Published online: 2017-11-17

Abstract

Tight blood glucose control reduces long-term complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, however increases the risk of hypoglycaemia. The article describes rare acute complications of severe hypoglycaemia — acute pulmonary oedema, stress cardiomyopathy (takotsubo cardiomyopathy) and cardiac arrhythmias including bradycardia or ventricular arrhythmias related probably to QT prolongation. All mentioned acute complications can be life-threatening and lead to sudden death even in young subjects. In some situations they may be misdiagnosed or overlooked.

Abstract

Tight blood glucose control reduces long-term complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, however increases the risk of hypoglycaemia. The article describes rare acute complications of severe hypoglycaemia — acute pulmonary oedema, stress cardiomyopathy (takotsubo cardiomyopathy) and cardiac arrhythmias including bradycardia or ventricular arrhythmias related probably to QT prolongation. All mentioned acute complications can be life-threatening and lead to sudden death even in young subjects. In some situations they may be misdiagnosed or overlooked.

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Keywords

pulmonary oedema, stress cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, QT prolongation, hypoglycaemia

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Title

Inobvious complications of hypoglycaemia

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 6, No 4 (2017)

Pages

147-150

Published online

2017-11-17

DOI

10.5603/DK.2017.0025

Bibliographic record

Clinical Diabetology 2017;6(4):147-150.

Keywords

pulmonary oedema
stress cardiomyopathy
cardiac arrhythmias
QT prolongation
hypoglycaemia

Authors

Liliana Majkowska

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