Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: An Intriguing Challenge. Case Report with Literature Review

Author(s): Roberto Cemin , Rajesh Janardhanan , Massimo Daves .

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 5 , Issue 4 , 2009

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Abstract:

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a relatively rare disease, which can have devasting consequences and should be promptly identified and correctly treated. Overall prognosis is good in majority of the cases, although some patients may progress to irreversible heart failure. Early diagnosis is important and effective treatment reduces mortality rates and increases the chance of complete recovery of ventricular systolic function. We report of an interesting case with a favourable outcome and discuss about the clinical presentation, therapy and outcome of this condition.

Keywords: Peripartum cardiomyopathy, heart failure, echocardiography

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2009
Page: [268 - 272]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157340309789317896
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