Friday, November 20, 2015

The heart in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy

Free full text review.  From the article:

To conclude, heart involvement is common in both DMD/BMD and female carriers. Serial cardiac evaluation, including clinical examination, ECG, Holter monitoring, echocardiographic and CMR study, is the “sine qua non” for this population. Early detection of heart involvement should motivate early cardiac treatment with ACE inhibitors and b-blockers to delay serious cardiac complications.

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