Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

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Levosimendan as Rescue Therapy for Acute Heart Failure in a Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


Sumanaru D, Essid A, Mbieleu B, Haegy I, Costa G and Bergounioux J

The longer survival of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy due to advances in clinical care has increased the incidence of Duchenne muscular dystrophy -associated cardiomyopathy, a nearly consistent feature in the third decade of life. A 26-year-old patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy experienced severe acute heart failure triggered by pneumonia. Levosimendan was effective in improving heart function.


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