Summary: The purpose of this policy statement is to provide recommendations for optimal cardiovascular evaluation to health care specialists caring for individuals in whom the diagnosis of Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy has been confirmed.
Bibliographic details: American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Cardiovascular health supervision for individuals affected by Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. Pediatrics 2005 Dec;116(6):1569-73
Publication history information: There is a comment on this policy statement in: Pediatrics 2006 May;117(5):1864; author reply 1865
All clinical reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time.
Access: Available to the general public. PDF version also available
(Reaffirmed December 2008)