Interferon beta-1b therapy in chronic viral dilated cardiomyopathy--is there a role for specific therapy?

@article{Zimmermann2010InterferonBT,
  title={Interferon beta-1b therapy in chronic viral dilated cardiomyopathy--is there a role for specific therapy?},
  author={Oliver Zimmermann and Christoph Walter Rodewald and Michael Radermacher and Martin W Vetter and Juliane M I Wiehe and Magdalena Bienek-Ziolkowski and V. Hombach and Jan Torzewski},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          348-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND Myocardial biopsy can be used for the detection of viral genome in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Pilot studies have previously reported beneficial effects on clinical outcome and safety of an antiviral therapy using interferon beta-1b in chronic viral DCM. METHODS AND RESULTS Myocardial biopsies were taken from patients with DCM. Using polymerase chain reaction and Southern Blot analysis, viral genome could be detected in 49% of patients. In 42 patients with viral infection, off… CONTINUE READING

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