Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia often require spinal fusion surgery as a result of severe scoliosis. Sometimes these patients do not do well during and after this surgery as their hearts are weak. At present it is impossible to predict who will have heart problems but a new study may help to shed light on this in the future.
Dr Mark Payne is conducting a study into this but he needs your help. He is looking for the medical records of patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery before, during and after surgery.This study includes patients who have done well and those who have not and may have died after surgery.
For more details about the study, medical records that are required and information on how to contact Dr Mark Payne then click here.