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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