Peripartum cardiomyopathy: a systematic literature review.

  title={Peripartum cardiomyopathy: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Anne Schj\odt Ersb\oll and Peter Damm and Finn Gustafsson and Niels Grove Vejlstrup and Marianne Rosendal Lars G. Johansen},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={95 11},
INTRODUCTION Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare but potentially fatal disease defined by heart failure towards the end of pregnancy or in the months following delivery. We aim to raise awareness of the condition and give the clinician an overview of current knowledge on the mechanisms of pathophysiology, diagnostics and clinical management. MATERIAL AND METHODS Systematic literature searches were performed in PubMed and Embase up to June 2016. Cohorts of more than 20 women with PPCM… CONTINUE READING
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