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Case Report Successful Empirical Treatment of Intravenous Immune Globulin in Recent-Onset Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report
Hyun Soo Kim, Keum Nam Rim, Hyun Jong Shin, Sang Pyo Lee, Sang Bong Ahn, Yong Gu Lee, Young Chul Lee, Na Rae Ha, Sun Joo Chang, Jin Ho Shin

Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy has been introduced to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy due to their antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects. But each study reported conflicting result and treatment regimen has not been clearly established. We experienced a case of 28-year-old woman with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy with severely depressed cardiac function. Its onset time was obvious within 1 month. Despite of conservative treatment of heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest was developed. We tried IVIG therapy, and her symptoms and cardiac function were improved after IVIG treatment.

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