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Late gadolinium enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance in Becker muscular dystrophy
  1. A Varghese,
  2. D J Pennell
  1. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A Varghese
    Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK;


Becker muscular dystrophy is a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. A case of Becker muscular dystrophy is reviewed in which cardiovascular magnetic resonance showed previously unreported findings of extensive mid-myocardial late gadolinium enhancement. Similar detection of late gadolinium enhancement in conjunction with other uses of cardiovascular magnetic resonance may contribute significantly to the diagnosis and management of patients with this unusual and important diagnosis.

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • cardiomyopathy
  • dystrophy
  • gadolinium
  • imaging

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