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Unique pattern of late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Duchenne muscular dystrophy


1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Madhusudan Ganigara
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Star Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.181496

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190-191

 

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Cardiomyopathy is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Early recognition of myocardial involvement and initiation of therapy are important for improved outcomes. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a sensitive tool in early detection of myocardial fibrosis in these children.






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1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Madhusudan Ganigara
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Star Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.181496

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Cardiomyopathy is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Early recognition of myocardial involvement and initiation of therapy are important for improved outcomes. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a sensitive tool in early detection of myocardial fibrosis in these children.






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