research into treatments

Foreseeing the future of cardiac care in MD

posted on May 1, 2006 - 2:48pm
In most forms of muscular dystrophy, there are two sets of muscles that are damaged — the respiratory and cardiac — for which compensation is crucial but so far inadequate. Respiratory function can be aided considerably by assisted ventilation, and cardiac function can be prolonged with various treatments. But the Holy Grail of treatment for muscular dystrophy is a systemically administered agent...

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