Prevalence and characteristics of dystrophin defects in adult male patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Arbustini2000PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characteristics of dystrophin defects in adult male patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Eloisa Arbustini and Marta Diegoli and Patrizia Morbini and Barbara Dal Bello and N Banchieri and Andrea Pilotto and F Magani and Maurizia Grasso and Jagat S. Narula and Antonello Gavazzi and Mario Vigan{\'o} and Luigi T Tavazzi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1760-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of dystrophin defects in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in male patients and to formulate investigation strategies for their identification. BACKGROUND Dystrophin defects presenting with predominant or exclusive cardiac involvement may be clinically indistinguishable from "idiopathic" DCM. Diagnosis may be missed, unless specifically investigated. METHODS Clinical and biochemical evaluation, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (EMB), light and electron… CONTINUE READING
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