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Hearing disturbances in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Is the sensorineural disorder neurogenic or myogenic?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Cardiology
0167-5273
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
116
Issue
1
Pages
53–56
Identifiers
PMID: 16808984
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Our results lead us to conclude that myogenic lesions are more frequent than neurogenic lesions in patients with HCM. Both myogenic and neurogenic lesions are more frequent in HCM patients than in DCM patients or healthy controls. It may be hypothesized that abnormal sarcomeric proteins present in the muscular structures of the inner ear in HCM are possibly responsible for the hearing disorders in these patients, and that this is not merely a neurological defect.

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