Mortality in myotonic dystrophy patients in the area of prophylactic pacing devices.

@article{Laurent2011MortalityIM,
  title={Mortality in myotonic dystrophy patients in the area of prophylactic pacing devices.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Laurent and Sybille Pellieux and Philippe Corcia and Pascal Magro and Bertrand Pierre and Laurent Fauchier and Martine Raynaud and Dominique Babuty},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={54-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Our study purports to determine whether implantation of a prophylactic pacemaker in MD patients with HV interval ≥ 70 ms lowers the risk of sudden death, which may be essentially due to complete atrioventricular block. BACKGROUND Sudden death occurs more frequently in patients with myotonic dystrophy (MD) than in the control population. METHODS From 1994 to 2008, 100 consecutive patients were enrolled, 49 of whom were implanted. RESULTS During an average follow-up of 74 ± 39… CONTINUE READING