Episode 42: Unlocking the MD mystery for one young patient


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Pulse:The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Podcast


In this episode, you’ll meet Jenna Keindel. Jenna was diagnosed with a rare type of muscular dystrophy when she was 16 years old. For years, Jenna’s doctors at The Ottawa Hospital tried to identify the genetic subtype of the disease because without that information they couldn’t predict how it would progress. Finally, after 23 years, a breakthrough would take Jenna down a very different path. You’ll also hear from neurologist Dr. Jodi Warman who will discuss neuromuscular research advancements, the impact on patient care, and how The Ottawa Hospital is building one of the largest neuroscience research centres in Canada.