Radionuclide angiocardiographic analysis of myocardial function in myotonic muscular dystrophy.


Journal Article

Using radionuclide angiocardiography, we studied cardiac function in 10 men with myotonic muscular dystrophy who had no cardiac symptoms and were less than 50 years of age, comparing resting and exercise performance of the heart. Nine of 10 patients had an abnormality of myocardial function. The interaction of exercise-induced cardiomyopathy with conduction system abnormalities may be important in sudden cardiac dysfunction in patients with myotonic dystrophy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hartwig, GB; Rao, KR; Radoff, FM; Coleman, RE; Jones, RH; Roses, AD

Published Date

  • May 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 657 - 660

PubMed ID

  • 6682507

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6682507

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.33.5.657


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States