Heart Transplantation Ameliorates Ambulation Capacity in Patients With Muscular Dystrophy ― An Analysis of 9 Cases ―

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Abstract

<p><b><i>Background: </i></b>Heart transplantation (HTx) is reported to have a comparable effect on the prognosis of heart failure patients without muscular disease and for those with muscular dystrophy (MD). However, little is known about the changes in muscular diseases in patients with MD after HTx. </p><p><b><i>Methods and Results: </i></b>We assessed the ambulatory capacity of 9 patients with MD who underwent HTx. All patients demonstrated improvement in ambulation to varying degrees and 1 patient successfully climbed Mount Fuji 3.8 years after HTx. </p><p><b><i>Conclusions: </i></b>HTx potentially improves not only the prognosis but also the ambulatory capacity of patients with MD. </p>

Journal

  • Circulation Journal

    Circulation Journal 83(3), 684-686, 2019

    The Japanese Circulation Society

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007603745
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11591968
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1346-9843
  • NDL Article ID
    029537899
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-B860
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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