Study ties hypoglycemia to fatal arrhythmia in diabetes

08/26/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A study in Diabetes Care revealed hypertension, QT prolongation and hypokalemia were common in diabetes patients who suffer severe hypoglycemia, shedding light on why low blood glucose levels may lead to fatal arrhythmia and death. Type 1 diabetes patients were less likely than those with type 2 diabetes to have severe hypertension, but had similar rates of hypokalemia and QT prolongation, researchers said.

View Full Article in:

Medscape (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr. Medical Device Reimbursement Specialist - Regional
Alcon
Fort Worth , TX
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel - Healthcare Law Group
Genentech
94080, CA
Clinical Trials Agreements Specialist (209955)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.
Rockville, MD
SAFETY, HEALTH, and ENVIRONMENTAL (SHE) REGIONAL SPECIALIST
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Newark, CA
MANAGER MEDICAL GAS COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Houston, TX