Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) subjects have a high prevalence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and cardiac complications, including left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This study aimed to analyze insulin resistance (IR), CAN severity and LVH association. A cross sectional study with 10 CGL patients and 20 healthy controls. We evaluated clinical and laboratory data, echocardiogram parameters, 3 spectral analysis components - high frequency (HF), low frequency (LF), and very low frequency (VLF) - of heart rate variability (HRV), sympathetic-vagal balance, time domains of HRV, corrected QT interval (cQT), and 4 cardiovascular reflexes tests (postural hypotension test, orthostatic, respiratory, and valsalva coefficients - 2 abnormal tests: clinic CAN, 1 abnormal test: incipient CAN, and postural hypotension: advanced CAN). In CGL group 50% had CAN (40% clinic and 10% incipient) and 40% LVH. There was inverse correlation between LVMI and HF (p=0,007), IVS and HF (p=0,013), and positive correlation between IVS and HOMA-IR (p=0,042), and BP drop (p=0,010). These suggest that IR may be involved in the severity of CAN and cardiac autonomic dysfunction in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular complications in these disease.


V.O. Fernandes: None. C.M.M. Ponte: None. M.C. Gurgel: None. A.D.R. Montenegro: None. L.A.A. Batista: None. C.B.R. Liberato: None. C.B. D'Alva: None. R.M. Montenegro: None.

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