Imaging to Find Heart Problems Early in Muscular Dystrophy
Heart Institute researchers are working with our Imaging Center to use cardiac MRI to identify early heart muscle disease in children with muscular dystrophy. These children develop dilated left ventricles, and by the time they experience symptoms, it’s too late. Early detection could result in better treatment and outcomes.
Our researchers are also using echo imaging to detect novel identifiers for heart muscle disease and fetal imaging that will help predict outcomes when a fetus is diagnosed with heart problems.