Cardiac and sternocleidomastoid muscle involvement in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: an MRI study.

@article{Mavrogeni2005CardiacAS,
  title={Cardiac and sternocleidomastoid muscle involvement in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: an MRI study.},
  author={Sophie I Mavrogeni and George E. Tzelepis and George Athanasopoulos and Themistoklis Maounis and Marouso Douskou and Antigone S Papavasiliou and Dennis Vassilios Cokkinos},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={143-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent of cardiac muscle and sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) involvement detected by MRI measurement of T2 relaxation time in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and no cardiorespiratory symptoms. DESIGN Prospective controlled study. SETTING Teaching referral hospital and university hospital. SUBJECTS Seventeen patients with DMD (age range, 7 to 25 years) and 17 age-matched control subjects. All patients were free of cardiac or respiratory complaints… CONTINUE READING