Duchenne Disease

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a form of muscular dystrophy that occurs primarily in young boys and impacts muscles throughout the body.  One very common symptom includes cardiomyopathy, and Myocardial Solutions’ products are capable of analyzing the progression of disease as well as the impact of possible therapies.

Measuring myocardial strain using products like HARP® can detect abnormalities in regional function even when global measures of heart function (EF) appear normal.  Additionally, detecting abnormalities in tissue structure indicates fibrosis that can impair heart function.  Using VIRTUE modules, you can find fibrosis in different segments of the myocardium.

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