1608B "Neuromuscular-Associated Cardiomyopathy: Assessment and Management in the Modern Era" (IM GR-080516)

The muscular dystrophies represent an array of inherited myogenic disorders involving mutations and dysregulations of a variety of cytoskeleton or nuclear proteins. Many muscular dystrophy patients also develop a concomitant cardiomyopathy. Due to a greater understanding of the underlying pathogenesis of many of the muscular dystrophies and advances in neurological and pulmonary care, the primary mode of death today in many of these patients is cardiovascular in nature. However, despite the high incidence of cardiomyopathy in many muscular dystrophy patients there is limited data regarding optimal management of their underlying cardiomyopathy. Therefore, the objective of this Medical Grand Rounds is to enhance ones understanding of the assessment and management of neuromuscular-associated cardiomyopathy.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the high prevalence of cardiomyopathy in muscular dystrophy patients.
  • Explain the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy in muscular dystrophy patients.
  • Assess and manage neuromuscular-associated cardiomyopathy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Pradeep Mammen, M.D.Pradeep Mammen, M.D.
Co-Director, UT Southwestern Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center
Medical Director, Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathy Clinic
Translational Research Director: Heart Failure, VAD & Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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