Repolarization abnormalities in Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy.

  title={Repolarization abnormalities in Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Murat Muhtar Yilmazer and Rukiye Eker Omeroğlu and Helen Aghdasi Bornaun and Naci Oner and Kemal Nişli and T{\"u}rkan Ertuğrul},
  journal={Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir},
  volume={37 8},
OBJECTIVES Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive inherited disease affecting mainly the skeletal and cardiac muscles. We aimed to seek associations between the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias and corrected QT (QTc) dispersion and its component, corrected JT (JTc) dispersion in patients with DMD. STUDY DESIGN The study included 43 consecutive male patients (mean age 8.8+/-3.0 years; range 3 to 17 years) with DMD. On standard 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECG) the… CONTINUE READING