TITLE

Left ventriculoplasty for dilated cardiomyopathy in Fukuyama-type muscular dystrophy

AUTHOR(S)
Yoda, Masataka; Tanabe, Hiroaki; Nishino, Ichizo; Suma, Hisayoshi
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2011, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p514
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: A 29-year-old man was hospitalized because of heart failure causing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). On admission, he had elevated creatinine kinase levels (hyper CKemia) (4283IUl−) and false enlargement of bilateral calves. By a muscular biopsy, he was diagnosed as Fukuyama-type muscular dystrophy. Although neuromuscular diseases are often related to cardiomyopathy, reports showing a relation between cardiomyopathy and Fukuyama-type muscular dystrophy have been rare. Our group performed the partial left venticulectomy of the posterior wall and approximation of the papillary muscle, mitral valve annuloplasty, and tricuspid valve annuloplasty for DCM in the patient with Fukuyama-type muscular dystrophy, after obtaining informed consent from the patient and his family. At the 1-year follow-up examination, the neuromuscular symptoms had not progressed, and the left ventricular function was improved (left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVDd) 77–66mm, left ventricular end-systolic dimension (LVDs) 73–59mm, and ejection fraction (EF) 26–30%). This is the first case report of a left ventriculoplasty in a patient with Fukuyama-type muscular dystrophy.
ACCESSION #
62844809

 

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