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Protect Heart and Lungs to increase life expectancy of DMD boys.

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DMD is a progressive muscle weakness with an unfavourable prognosis and a limited life expectancy. Causes of death is acute pneumonia, cardiac arrest, acute respiratory distress and multi-organ failure. Main cause remains cardio-respiratory failure. Ventilatory failure from muscle weakness requires mechanical support for ventilation and coughing. Today non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation

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