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Heart disease common in Leber’s optic neuropathy

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All patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy should be screened for cardiac abnormalities, according to a team of investigators from London who screened 24 consecutive patients and found that eight had cardiac symptoms, 14 had ECG abnormalities and five had myocardial hypertrophy. The five patients with myocardial hypertrophy, defined as a left ventricular wall …

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