Arrhythmias in peripartum cardiomyopathy.

  title={Arrhythmias in peripartum cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Michael C. Honigberg and Michael M. Givertz},
  journal={Cardiac electrophysiology clinics},
  volume={7 2},
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a complication of late pregnancy and the early postpartum period characterized by dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Approximately half of women fail to recover left ventricular function. Standard management of heart failure is indicated, with some exceptions for women who are predelivery or breastfeeding. Atrial and ventricular arrhythmias are reported in PPCM, but the frequency of arrhythmias in this condition is not… CONTINUE READING
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