A pilot study to assess the use of protein a immunoadsorption for chronic dilated cardiomyopathy.


Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a leading cause of end-stage heart failure and cardiac transplantation. Anticardiac antibodies are common and removal of these through immunoadsorption (IA) is associated with improvement in global cardiac function. The effect of IA on regional function and quality of life (QOL) without intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG… (More)