Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Experiences at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa and a Review of the Literature

@article{Desai1995PeripartumCE,
  title={Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Experiences at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa and a Review of the Literature},
  author={Dushyant K. Desai and Jack Moodley and Datshana Prakesh Naidoo},
  journal={Tropical Doctor},
  year={1995},
  volume={25},
  pages={118 - 123}
}
The clinical profile of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PP-CMO) seen in the patient population in Durban, South Africa, is documented. Parameters such as age, multiparity, time of presentation and the role of hypertension in PP-CMO were evaluated. The study comprised 97 patients seen over a 4 year period. Group 1 (n = 63), had a good outcome at follow-up and group II (n = 34), had an adverse outcome, namely: persistently severe symptoms New York Hospital Association, Class III/IV… 

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