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Rev Esp Cardiol. 2001 Jul;54(7):917-9.

[Heart failure as the initial cardiac manifestation of Steinert's myotonic dystrophy].

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  • 1Servicio de Cardiología. Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga.


The relationship between neuromuscular diseases and the heart has been well known for many years. Cardiac lesions tend to involve the specialized conducting system. We report the case of a 36-year-old male diagnosed with Steinert's myotonic dystrophy whose initial cardiovascular symptom was heart failure and not symptoms related to alterations of the specialized conducting system.

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