[Secretion and clinical significance of atrial natriuretic peptide in patients with muscular dystrophy].

Abstract

In patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), heart failure appears in later stage of the disease due to myocardial degeneration and respiratory insufficiency, and sometimes causes death. However, there have been no adequate parameters which can be used easily to evaluate the grade of heart failure in DMD, except cardiac enlargement and pulmonary… (More)

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@article{Kimura1989SecretionAC, title={[Secretion and clinical significance of atrial natriuretic peptide in patients with muscular dystrophy].}, author={Chiwaka Kimura and Hiroya Kawai and Kyoichi Adachi and Takeshi Nishiuchi and Shoji Saito}, journal={Archives of neurology}, year={1989}, volume={47 8}, pages={900-4} }