Adults with MMD1 and minor cardiac conduction defects benefit from invasive testing and possible pacemaker insertion

posted on April 3, 2012 - 6:00am
New evidence suggests that relatively aggressive management of seemingly minor cardiac conduction defects in adults with type 1 myotonic dystrophy (MMD1, or DM1) can prolong survival.
posted on January 1, 2011 - 4:51pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
Pinalben “Pinky” Patel, 28, was born in a village in Western India and moved to the United States with her family four years later. She already was starting to show symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). “My aunt and cousin took me trick-or-treating for the first time,” she says. “When we got home, my aunt complained that I kept falling down on purpose for attention. A couple years later my...
posted on May 1, 2005 - 9:46am
Jason Adamo’s life isn’t markedly different from that of any other teenager. The 17-year-old high school junior has a part-time job as a cook at a restaurant near his home in Port Charlotte, Fla., and enjoys flying radio-controlled model helicopters in his spare time. But had it not been for the alertness and persistence of his mother, Katherine, an intensive care nurse, things could have taken a...
posted on March 1, 2005 - 4:13pm
In this issue: An MDA-supported gene therapy safety trial gets federal approval to move forward ** Sudden cardiac death found in people with MMD2, and those with MMD1 often require a pacemaker ** Etanercept shows promise in mysasthenia gravis

Frequently asked questions about cardiac problems in neuromuscular disease

posted on June 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
Part 1 of this series (Quest, Vol. 6, No. 2) addressed cardiomyopathy, the degeneration of heart muscle that often occurs in many neuromuscular diseases.