Cardiac and respiratory function supported by abdominal muscles in muscular dystrophy

27 febrero 2015

The muscular dystrophies are known to target various muscle groups differentially. In addition to making limb muscles weak, muscular dystrophy (MD) can also lead to decreased function of specific muscles involved in respiration causing breathing difficulties as well as leading to cardiac problems. Using mouse models, researchers found that abdominal muscles may be severely involved in the muscular dystrophy process.