Cardiomyopathy in becker muscular dystrophy: Overview.
Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an X-linked recessive disorder involving mutations of the dystrophin gene. Cardiac involvement in BMD has been described and cardiomyopathy represents the number one cause of death in these patients. In this paper, the pathophysiology, clinical evaluations and management of cardiomyopathy in patients with BMD will be discussed.
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Ho, R., Nguyen, M. L., & Mather, P. (2016). Cardiomyopathy in becker muscular dystrophy: Overview. World journal of cardiology, 8(6), 356–361. https://doi.org/10.4330/wjc.v8.i6.356
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division