Heart MRI can aid in diagnosing Pompe disease: Case report

Heart defects detected with cardiac MRI (CMR) may help diagnose classic infantile-onset Pompe disease in early childhood, a case report from China suggests. An imaging exam showed a patient’s heart ventricles — the chambers that pump blood through the bloodstream and lungs — were enlarged, along with fibrosis (scarring).

Severe Impairments Seen in Diaphragm Motion, Study Shows

Pompe disease patients show severe impairments in diaphragm motion, the major muscle of respiration, when compared with those who have other muscle disorders or motor neuron diseases, a small study reports. The study, “Diaphragmatic dysfunction in neuromuscular disease, an MRI study,” was published in the journal Neuromuscular…