The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal




ISSN: 1874-1924 ― Volume 14, 2020

An Overview of Cardiac Management in Neuromuscular Disease



Renee M. Hickey, John D. Cullen, George M. Sachs*
Department of Neurology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 02912, USA

Abstract

Muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis are two neuromuscular disorders that can involve significant cardiovascular complications. The frequency and severity of cardiac pathology varies widely among the muscular dystrophies. In some, it is nearly inevitable and requires regular evaluation. In others, assessment of cardiac function can be more symptom-driven. On-ly a minority of myasthenic patients manifest disease-related cardiovascular complications; however, their presentation can be rapidly progressive and life-threatening..

Keywords: Arrythmia, cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, myotonic dystrophy, treatment.


Article Information


Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2016
Volume: 10
Issue: Suppl-1, M2
First Page: 82
Last Page: 88
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-10-82
DOI: 10.2174/1874192401610010082

Article History:

Received Date: 29/9/2015
Revision Received Date: 08/10/2015
Acceptance Date: 25/11/2015
Electronic publication date: 27/05/2016
Collection year: 2016

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Neurology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 02912, USA; Tel: (401) 444-8761; Fax: (401) 444-3205; Email: gsachs@lifespan.org



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