Published in Heart Disease Weekly, July 2nd, 2006
According to recent research from Germany, "Myocardial involvement in motor neuron diseases (MND) is an uncommon feature. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system affecting cardiac function have been described; for the hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP) comparable manifestations are unknown."
H.J. Gdynia and colleagues at University of Ulm explained, "This study observed ALS and HSP patients with coexisting cardiomyopathy without major cardial risk factors: Four patients with definite ALS and two pHSP patients. In all patients detailed clinical,...
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