Is Sudden Hearing Loss Associated with Atherosclerosis?

  title={Is Sudden Hearing Loss Associated with Atherosclerosis?},
  author={M. R. Rajati and Mahmoud Reza Azarpajooh and Mohsen Mouhebati and Mostafa Nasrollahi and Maryam Salehi and Ehsan Khadivi and Navid Nourizadeh and Firoozeh Sadat Hashemi and Mehdi Bakhshaee},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of otorhinolaryngology},
INTRODUCTION Sudden sensorineural hearing-loss (SSNHL) patients constitute approximately 2-3% of referrals to ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinics. Several predisposing factors have been proposed for this condition; one of which is vascular disorders and perfusion compromise. In this research the atherosclerotic changes and their known risk factors are studied in SSNHL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty SSNHL patients and 30 controls were evaluated with regard to cardiovascular risks… CONTINUE READING
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