Maternity and myocardial failure in African women.

  title={Maternity and myocardial failure in African women.},
  author={H Seftel and Mervyn Susser},
  journal={British heart journal},
In this paper, under the name of peri-partum myocardial failure, 23 cases of idiopathic heart failure linked with maternity are described. We appraise the nature of this link. Priority in describing a syndrome of heart failure connected with childbearing may be given to the independent reports of Gouley et al., and of Hull and Hafkesbring, both in 1937, despite the claims made for Virchow (1870), Porak (1880), and Vaquez and Millet (1898). The majority of cases have come from the Southern… CONTINUE READING
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