Dilated cardiomyopathy in Kugelberg-Welander disease: coexisting sleep disordered breathing and its treatment with continuous positive airway pressure.


A rare complication of possible secondary dilated cardiomyopathy to Kugelberg-Welander disease was described in a 53-year-old patient with this inherent motor neuron disease, whom we diagnosed after a genetic analysis of the defective survival motor neuron gene. An association of sleep disordered breathing of Cheyne-Stokes respiration was diagnosed, which… (More)