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Left ventricular structure and function by echocardiography in congenital muscular dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7818025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac involvement in congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) has not previously been reported in the literature excepting Japanese ones. The purpose of this study was to investigate the probability of cardiac muscle involvement in 25 patients with CMD. Left ventricular dimensions, wall thicknesses and function were investigated by M-mode and Doppler echocardiography in patients and healthy control subjects. The M-mode echocardiographic data were similar in the two groups. However, the left ventricular mass index in the study group was significantly lower than that of the control group. Left ventricular diastolic function also differed significantly when compared with that of the control group. Mild diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle might precede manifestations of probable cardiac muscle involvement or subclinical cardiac involvement.
Authors:
E Cil; H Topaloğlu; M Cağlar; S Ozme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain & development     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0387-7604     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Dev.     Publication Date:    1994 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-06     Completed Date:  1995-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909235     Medline TA:  Brain Dev     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography
Female
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Humans
Male
Muscular Dystrophies / congenital,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Myocardium / pathology
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology*

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