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Predictors of atrio-ventricular conduction disease, long-term outcomes in patients with myotonic dystrophy types I and II.

Authors
  • Ha, Andrew H
  • Tarnopolsky, Mark A
  • Bergstra, T Graham
  • Nair, Girish M
  • Al-Qubbany, Atif
  • Healey, Jeff S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
35
Issue
10
Pages
1262–1269
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03351.x
PMID: 22385162
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In DM1, atrio-ventricular conduction disease is associated with increasing age, concomitant cardiovascular disease, nucleotide repeat length, and family history. The systematic identification of conduction disease and aggressive use of prophylactic pacemakers is associated with low rate of sudden cardiac death.

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