Peripartum cardiomyopathy: current understanding, comprehensive management review and new developments.

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare and potentially fatal disease which presents with symptoms of heart failure primarily due to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in the last month of pregnancy and up to 5-6 months after delivery. PPCM is still regarded as a disease of unknown aetiology, although recent evidence suggests a role for a 16 kDa… (More)