Cardioprotection for Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.

  title={Cardioprotection for Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Yukitoshi Ishikawa and John R Bach and Ryoji Minami},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={137 5},
PURPOSE To explore the use of neuroendocrine monitoring for more timely diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD) and to determine the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and beta-blockers on neuroendocrine levels, left ventricular diastolic diameter (LVDd), ejection fraction, and mortality rate on DMD. METHODS Eighty-five patients with DMD underwent yearly cardiac monitoring including neuroendocrine screening. Eleven patients had… CONTINUE READING


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