Effects of autoantibodies removed by immunoadsorption from patients with dilated cardiomyopathy on neonatal rat cardiomyocytes.

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INTRODUCTION Immunoadsorption has been shown to improve cardiac performance and reduce mortality in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. In this study, the underlying mechanism for these beneficial effects was investigated in cultured rat cardiomyocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS Immunoadsorption was performed in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (n=7… (More)

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