heart problems in BMD

Researchers have found that specific mutations in the dystrophin gene correlate with earlier or later onset of cardiac muscle degeneration.

posted on February 12, 2010 - 12:28pm
This story was updated Oct. 6, 2010. In many forms of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), weakness and degeneration of the cardiac muscle can be a major part of the disease, and one that frequently shortens life.

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