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The aim of this study was to analyze survival, causes of death and cardiologic predictors of sudden death in a large cohort of patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). The study was comprised of 171 adult DM1 patients hospitalized at the Neurology Clinic in a 20-year period. Severe electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormality included at least one of the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Transient global amnesia (TGA) could be related to acute ischemic disturbances in mesial parts of temporal lobes, which are important for memory. Incompetence of internal jugular vein (IJV) valve with venous congestion causes venous microthrombosis of hippocampus. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of IJV valve(More)
BACKGROUND Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an autosomal-dominant disease. One third of DM1 patients die suddenly, most of them due to the heart conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to analyze echocardiographic findings in a large cohort of DM1 patients. METHODS This retrospective study comprised 111 patients and 71(More)
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