Contractile reserve in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and recovered left ventricular function.

@article{Lampert1997ContractileRI,
  title={Contractile reserve in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and recovered left ventricular function.},
  author={M B Lampert and Lynn Weinert and Judith Hibbard and Claudia E. Korcarz and Marshall Lindheimer and Roberto M. Lang},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={176 1 Pt 1},
  pages={189-95}
}
OBJECTIVES Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare complication of pregnancy. Thirty percent of patients with this disorder are reported to recover baseline ventricular function within 6 months of delivery, but the ability of these ventricles to respond to hemodynamic stress is unknown. The aim of this investigation was to quantitatively assess the contractile reserve of patients with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy and recovered left ventricular function. STUDY DESIGN Baseline left… CONTINUE READING