Ask-the-Expert: Your Heart & DM


Originally presented on May 21st, 2021.

Do you have questions for DM doctors and therapists? Join Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA of the UT Southwestern Medical Center for a “Ask-the-Expert” session on the heart. After the success of the Stump-the-Doctor session at the 2020 Virtual MDF Conference, MDF has created a series using the same format to connect families and DM experts.

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA is the: Co-Director of the UT Southwestern Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Center; Medical Director of the Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathy Clinic; Director of the Translational Research for the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program; Alfred W. Harris, M.D. Professorship in Cardiology; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Heart Failure, Ventricular Assist Devices, & Heart Transplant Program - Division of Cardiology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mammen.

Learn more about the cardiac care guidelines for myotonic dystrophy with the Clinical Care Recommendations for Cardiologists Treating Adults with Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1. Topics include surveillance for arrhythmias, heart imaging, cardiomyopathy treatment and stroke risk, concluding in 15 summary recommendations. The guidelines are intended for use by cardiologists but individuals diagnosed with DM1 are encouraged to provide a copy of the recommendations to their cardiologists. Read more about the Clinical Care Recommendations for Cardiologists.

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