Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Review of the Literature

  title={Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Review of the Literature},
  author={Pradipta Bhakta and Binay Kumar Biswas and Basudeb Banerjee},
  booktitle={Yonsei medical journal},
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare but serious form of cardiac failure affecting women in the last months of pregnancy or early puerperium. Clinical presentation of PPCM is similar to that of systolic heart failure from any cause, and it can sometimes be complicated by a high incidence of thromboembolism. Prior to the availability of echocardiography, diagnosis was based only on clinical findings. Recently, inclusion of echocardiography has made diagnosis of PPCM easier and more… CONTINUE READING


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