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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) complications
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Complications could include:

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. CHF refers to fluid buildup around your heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn more about lung development in infants and infant breathing disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too fast, slow, or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers that control how and when the blood is pumped.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Read more about doctors who treat arrhythmias.
    Source:HLCMS
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