Electrocardiograms

The widely used test may not screen reliably for heart problems in DMD

posted on April 12, 2009 - 9:00pm
An electrocardiogram (EKG) transmits information about heart rhythms, in the form of electrical signals, to a computer. Researchers warn that the test “should not serve as a basis for decisions regarding treatment” in people with DMD.

Let the beat go on

posted on March 1, 2006 - 4:26pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 2
On Nov. 1, there appeared in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, a somewhat unusual article. Unlike most reports in Circulation, which address common cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, strokes and cholesterol control, it focused on treating cardiac disease associated with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. It’s been estimated that 95 percent of boys with DMD...