Cardiac transplantation in becker muscular dystrophy

F. Casazza, G. Brambilla, A. Salvato, L. Morandi, E. Gronda, E. Bonacina

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A 23-year-old man with X-linked Becker type muscular dystrophy underwent cardiac transplantation because of dilated cardiomyopathy which was complicated by terminal heart failure. Impairment of muscle function was mild and slowly progressive, whereas the cardiac disease was severe and rapidly progressive. All four chambers of the removed heart were grossly dilated; microscopically, the myocardial fibres were hypertrophic and pale; the nuclei exhibited pleomorphism with variability in nuclear size, shape, and depth of staining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1988


  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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