Ventricular arrhythmia in X-linked emery-dreifuss muscular dystrophy: A lesson from an autopsy case

Kiyotake Ishikawa, Maya Mimuro, Toshikazu Tanaka

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Abstract

Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) is a distinctive form of muscular dystrophy which is often associated with cardiac abnormalities. Conduction disturbances are frequently observed, and may necessitate pacemaker implantation to prevent sudden death. In this case report, we present an autopsy of a 31-year-old man with X-linked EDMD who developed only minimal skeletal muscle symptoms, and who died from ventricular arrhythmia despite undergoing a previous pacemaker implantation. Ventricular arrhythmias in Xlinked EDMD patients are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Autopsy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Emerin
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

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