Category Cardiology

Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy: a Serious Diabetic Complication Now Easier to Detect and Manage with Critical Care Assessment

In a recent post, we talked about the debilitating effects of diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) and perhaps the most serious side-effect of it – cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN).  Using information in an article by the American Diabetes Association, we helped you understand what DAN is and how it’s treated.

Today, we’re going to talk about CAN – what it is and how it’s easier than ever for physicians to detect and monitor with our critical care test.

Before moving on, though, it’s important to understand that diabetic and cardiovascular neuropathy don’t exist on the same plane.  In other words, you often get one before you get the other and the process usually begins with diabetes.

The process looks like this: Diabetes –> Diabetic Neuropathy –> Cardiovascular Neuropathy


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How Toyota’s Lean Management System is Affecting Cardiology Centers

When 10% of the country’s interventional cardiology units in the United States begin sharing a management system, you know it’s big.  Across the U.S., different hospitals have many different types of operations.  Some of these are formal operations and some just fall into place.  Rarely do you see more than 5% of hospitals using the same formal management practices

However, the management system created by the Japanese vehicle manufacturer, Toyota, is making a huge impact on how the healthcare industry is run, specifically in the cardiology sector...

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