Peripartum cardiomyopathy

@article{Murali2005PeripartumC,
  title={Peripartum cardiomyopathy},
  author={Srinivas Murali and Marie R. Baldisseri},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={S340-S346}
}
Objective:To provide a review of the cardiac and obstetrical literature regarding the development of peripartum cardiomyopathy and, in particular, to examine risk factors, incidence, diagnosis, prognosis, and evidence-based treatment modalities. Design:An extensive review of the current literature. Results:Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a cardiomyopathy of unknown cause that occurs in pregnant females, most commonly in the early postpartum period. It shares many clinical characteristics with… 
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