Predicting scores for left ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Pediatrics International, 04/24/2012

The authors scoring system detects the early heart dysfunction of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients, especially when brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level is not elevated. This system is useful to determine the timing for echocardiographic examination and consulting cardiologists.

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