Peripartum cardiomyopathy: prognostic variables at initial evaluation.

  title={Peripartum cardiomyopathy: prognostic variables at initial evaluation.},
  author={A G Ravikishore and Upkar A. Kaul and Kamal Kumar Sethi and Mohammed Khalilullah},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={32 3},
Twenty patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy were followed up for a period ranging from 6-14 months (mean 6 +/- 2 months). At initial evaluation, 16 patients were in New York Heart Association Class IV and the remainder in Class III. During follow up, 12 patients improved to Class I, 7 patients either failed to improve or deteriorated and one patient died. Certain variables at initial evaluation were related to prognosis. The patients who deteriorated, as compared to those who improved, were… CONTINUE READING