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How can neuromuscular disorders causes problems in the heart?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Various mechanisms
Myotonic dystrophy causes heart block, may lead to sudden death, and may require a pacemaker.
All people with muscular dystrophy develop cardiomyopathy and may get congestive heart failure. Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral scerlosis don't usually cause cardiac complications.

In brief: Various mechanisms
Myotonic dystrophy causes heart block, may lead to sudden death, and may require a pacemaker.
All people with muscular dystrophy develop cardiomyopathy and may get congestive heart failure. Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral scerlosis don't usually cause cardiac complications.
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Dr. Craig Canapari
Pediatrics
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In brief: Via muscle damage
Some neuromuscular disorders are associated with damage to the muscle tissue itself.
The classic example is duchenne muscular dystrophy. Cardiomyopathy (or damage to the heart) occurs in some afflicted individuals, as the heart is also a muscle. Signs of heart damage include shortness of breath or chest pain, but it may be silent. I would recommend regular follow up with a cardiologist.

In brief: Via muscle damage
Some neuromuscular disorders are associated with damage to the muscle tissue itself.
The classic example is duchenne muscular dystrophy. Cardiomyopathy (or damage to the heart) occurs in some afflicted individuals, as the heart is also a muscle. Signs of heart damage include shortness of breath or chest pain, but it may be silent. I would recommend regular follow up with a cardiologist.
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