Cardiac Webinar Series: Part 1- Monitoring heart disease in Duchenne & carrier moms/daughters (September 2012)
Cardiac care and cardiomyopathy remain major areas of interest and concern for all people with Duchenne. While advances in respiratory care have improved respiratory outcomes, dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure remain the leading cause of death in Duchenne. Cardiomyopathy is a potential risk for mothers and daughters who have been diagnosed as carriers. Carriers should be informed of the need for ongoing screening and care.
Part 1: Monitoring heart disease in Duchenne and carrier moms/daughters
Topics: Screening of patients with Duchenne and Carriers: EKG, echo, cardiac MRI, Holter monitoring: What they measure, when to start, how often to repeat Cardiac trials
Dr. Linda Cripe (Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH)
Dr. Kan Hor (Cincinnati Children’s Hosptial, Cincinnati, OH)