What is the prognosis of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Early cardiac pacing will prevent sudden cardiac death, which is a frequent cause of early mortality.

EDMD is progressive, and patients often die in mid adulthood from progressive pulmonary or cardiac failure.


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