[Kurschmann-Steinert myotonic dystrophia and Adams-Stoke attacks. Successful treatment of arrhythmia by means of pacemaker implantation].Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1976 Nov 20; 106(47):1647-9.SM
The case is reported of a 39-year-old male with Steinert's dystrophia myotonica complicated by cardiac arrhythmias manifested by high-degree a-v block with Stokes-Adams attacks. Implantation of a demand-type cardiac pacemaker brought prompt relief from cardiac symptoms and the patient was able to resume work. The pathologico-anatomical findings in dystrophia myotonica are discussed, together with their possible connection with the type of arrhythmias described.