Other Names for this Disease
- Antopol disease
- Glycogen storage cardiomyopathy
- Glycogen storage disease limited to the heart
- Glycogen storage disease type 2b (formerly)
- GSD2B (formerly)
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Because Danon disease can be associated with rapidly progressive cardiomyopathy and sudden death, careful monitoring of heart disease is required. Aggressive interventions may be recommended for people showing signs of progressive heart failure (e.g., early intervention with heart transplantation or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator). However, the severity of cardiomyopathy does vary, particularly in females. Management will depend on the presence and severity of the heart disease, and will be tailored to the needs of the patient.
Last updated: 3/19/2010
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