Arrhythmias in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||muscular dystrophy, arrhythmia, sudden cardiac death|
|Sponsor||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Collaborator||Muscular Dystrophy Association|
|Start date||September 1996|
|End date||January 2006|
|Trial size||448 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00622453, 9609-31|
Adult myotonic muscular dystrophy (Steinert's disease) is the most common inherited neuromuscular disorder. Cardiac rhythm disturbances occur frequently in this disease state and may be responsible for up to one-third of deaths. In this study, we intend to evaluate the utility of non-invasive electrocardiographic screening methods and history in predicting serious arrhythmic events.
Evaluate incidence of arrhythmias in myotonic muscular dystrophy
time frame: 3 years
Evaluate with diagnostic non-invasive electrocardiogram (ECG)
time frame: 3 Years
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age 18 and over 2. Willing to sign informed consent 3. Have a previous diagnosis of myotonic muscular dystrophy Exclusion Criteria: 1. Under age 18. 2. Unwilling to sign consent. 3. Unwilling to commit to long-term follow-up.
|Official title||A Registry of Arrhythmias in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy|
|Principal investigator||William Groh, MD|
|Description||The long term objectives of this population study is a more defined natural history, optimal diagnostic testing methodology, and methods of therapy for arrhythmias in individuals with myotonic muscular dystrophy. The goal is a more adequate definition of appropriate diagnosis and therapy for arrhythmias in order to decrease the likelihood of cardiac morbidity and mortality in this disorder. The specific aims of the study involve an initial survey of individuals with myotonic muscular dystrophy detailing multiple factors. Non-invasive electrocardiographic testing will be done. Using this initial data and subsequent follow-up data collected yearly the cohort of patients will be followed as to arrhythmia development over a minimum of five years and likely longer with a long-term registry and evaluation of National Death Records and Ancestry.com. This project is unique in that it characterizes a non-neurologic abnormality associated with a neuromuscular disease, myotonic muscular dystrophy.|
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