Reversal of Borrelia burgdorferiassociated dilated cardiomyopathy by antibiotic treatment?

@article{Gasser1996ReversalOB,
  title={Reversal of Borrelia burgdorferiassociated dilated cardiomyopathy by antibiotic treatment?},
  author={Robert Gasser and Friedrich Fruhwald and Martin R. Schumacher and G. Seinost and Ec Reisinger and Bernd Eber and A. Keplinger and Rita Horv{\'a}th and B. Sedaj and Werner Klein and Karen Pierer},
  journal={Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={351-360}
}
It is suggested thatBorrelia burgdorferi infection could be associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). Stanek et al. were able to cultivateBorrelia burgdorferi from myocardial biopsy tissue of a patient with longstanding dilated cardiomyopathy. Here we present a study in which we examined the effect of standard antibiotic treatment on the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy associated withBorrelia burgdorferi infection. In this study we assessed… CONTINUE READING