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Hypoglycaemia and cardiac arrhythmia risk in individuals with diabetes

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Physicians prescribing anti-hyperglycaemic agents should consider hypoglycaemia risk, particularly amongst those with heightened cardiovascular risk.


Hypoglycaemia is associated with significant QTc interval prolongation compared to euglycaemia (p=0.001). Hypoglycaemia triggers a reduction in heart rate variability.