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Assessment of Cardiopulmonary Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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study id #: NCT02195999

condition: Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne

status: completed


This study seeks to develop and validate non-invasive assessments of cardiac and respiratory muscles with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better predict the natural disease progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in affected individuals over time, as well as determine whether peripheral skeletal muscle dysfunction can predict cardiopulmonary dysfunction. The central hypothesis is that non-invasive MRI measures of the heart, muscle, and peripheral skeletal muscles can sensitively predict future cardiopulmonary decline.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT), Metabolic Exercise Testing using stationary bicycle, Echocardiogram

mechanism of action: No pharmaceutical intervention

results: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT02195999

last updated: July 08, 2019