Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy: A silent killer with long reach.Auton Neurosci. 2020 Feb 11; 225:102646.AN
Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a common and deadly complication of diabetes mellitus, which is frequently overlooked in clinical practice due to its characteristic subtle presentation earlier in disease. Yet, timely detection of CAN may help implementation of tailored interventions to prevent its progression and mitigate the risk of associated complications, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial dysfunction leading to congestive heart failure and all-cause mortality. This review highlights current CAN epidemiology trends, novel mechanisms linking CAN with other diabetes complications and current recommendations for diagnosis and management of the disease in the clinical setting.