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EDITORIAL: Cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's Ataxia: Exemplifying the Challenges Faced by the Cardiologists in the Management of Rare Diseases

Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is an autosomal recessively inherited neurodegenerative disease that most often presents in childhood or in young adults. A substantial proportion of the patients with FA also develops a cardiomyopathy that mainly presents as left ventricular hypertrophy (FA-CM). The mean life expectancy is significantly reduced to approximately 40 years, and approximately 60% of patients with FA die from cardiac causes

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