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Japanese Heart Journal
Vol. 37 (1996) No. 2 P 239-242

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http://doi.org/10.1536/ihj.37.239


Most of the patients in this study with spinal muscular atrophy were found to have tremors of the isoelectric line in the electrocardiogram (ECG) tracings. There were a total of 47 cases of SMA (mean age 40.8 months). All three types of SMA had a similar incidence (about 80%) of tremors in the tracings (p=0.885). In 7 cases the ECG tremors had an intermittent pattern.ECG tremors were commonly found in the majority of SMA patients and this finding, though non-specific, may suggest a possible SMA diagnosis.

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