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[Data on myocardial myasthenia]

SZOBOR Albert1

AUGUST 01, 1966

Clinical Neuroscience - 1966;19(08)

[The possibility of myasthenic involvement of the myocardium is discussed in a number of pathological reports and sporadic clinical literature, but the literature is not uniform. Our own review of casuistry provides no support for a specific understanding of cardiac dysfunction in patients with myasthenia; the cardiac histopathology findings of a patient who died of malignant myasthenia associated with thymoma were negative. The question may be related to the noncrisis-based mors subita in myasthenia; we have two patients of our own. Follow-up of each phase of thymectomy in a further two patients by recording the circulation and ECG to clarify the possibility of cardiac functio-alterations of a reflex nature. The possibility of myasthenic alterations of the myocardium is an open question. ]

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  1. Budapest Főváros XIII. ker. Tanács Róbert Károly úti Kórháza, Organicus Idegosztály

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