Fitzgerald T Zhanje

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Subsequent pregnancy in 6 patients with previous peripartum cardiomyopathy resulted in reduction of ejection fraction by >10% in 5 patients at 1 month postpartum. Two patients with impaired ejection fraction at onset of subsequent pregnancy died 3 months postpartum due to heart failure despite optimal medical therapy. Deterioration of left ventricular(More)
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a dilated cardiomyopathy in which left ventricular systolic dysfunction and symptoms of heart failure occur between the late stages of pregnancy and the early postpartum period. It is relatively uncommon. In this case report I describe the development of PPCM in the first pregnancy of a woman of older maternal age.
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