Prevalence of cardiac abnormalities in myotonic dystrophy type 1 is influenced by gender

Takeaway

  • The risk of cardiac conduction abnormalities (CCA) was significantly higher in males with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) compared to females, regardless of disease progression and severity.

Why this matters

    The study highlights the necessity of cardiological screening and evaluations in people with DM1, specifically in the men, in order to prescribe the most appropriate treatment.