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Left Ventricular Tonic Contraction as a Novel Biomarker of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Su JA, Ramos-Platt L, Menteer J. Left Ventricular Tonic Contraction as a Novel Biomarker of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatric cardiology 2016;37:678-85   Abstract Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) inevitably afflicts patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) as a consequence of cell death induced by unguarded calcium influx into cardiomyocytes. This mechanism may also inhibit muscle […]