Experimental Models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease

@inproceedings{Ameen2010ExperimentalMO,
  title={Experimental Models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease},
  author={Venus Ameen and Lesley G. Robson},
  booktitle={The open cardiovascular medicine journal},
  year={2010}
}
Almost every boy that has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) will develop cardiac problems. Whereas, it used to be respiratory problems that was the main cause of death in these DMD boys; with the advent of better respiratory care it is now the cardiac involvement that is becoming the most common cause of their death. Once the heart is affected, there is progressive deterioration in the function of the heart over time. The main problem is the death of the cardiomyocytes. The cause of the… CONTINUE READING