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Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 | Electrocardiographic Findings Associated with Sudden Death

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with myotonic dystrophy type 1 for changes in the ECG associated with sudden death as reported by Groh et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Medical Genetics, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

G71.1

Description:

A patient with myotonic dystrophy Type 1 may be at risk for sudden death. Groh et al identified risk factors associated with sudden death in these patients. The authors are from Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Rochester, and SUNY Stonybrook.

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