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Europace. 2009 Sep;11(9):1243-4. doi: 10.1093/europace/eup155. Epub 2009 Jun 25.

Long-term follow-up free of ventricular fibrillation recurrence after resuscitated cardiac arrest in a myotonic dystrophy type 1 patient.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, University of Milan, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy. valeria.sansone@unimi.it

Abstract

Cardiac involvement in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is frequent with increased incidence of conduction disturbances and sudden cardiac death when compared with general population. We describe a 38-year-old man in whom the diagnosis of DM1 was made 8 years after occurrence of cardiac arrest owing to ventricular fibrillation and discuss management of DM1 patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.

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