Peripartum cardiomyopathy with cardiogenic shock: recovery after prolactin inhibition and mechanical support.

@article{Emmert2011PeripartumCW,
  title={Peripartum cardiomyopathy with cardiogenic shock: recovery after prolactin inhibition and mechanical support.},
  author={Maximilian Y Emmert and Ren{\'e} Pr{\^e}tre and Frank T. Ruschitzka and Franziska Kr{\"a}henmann and Volkmar Falk and Markus J. Wilhelm},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={274-6}
}
After the delivery of her second child, peripartum cardiomyopathy developed in the 33-year-old mother, which was complicated by cardiogenic shock refractory to medical treatment. A left ventricular assist device was implanted, and bromocriptine therapy was given to facilitate myocardial recovery. Serial echocardiographic, hemodynamic, and exercise tests… CONTINUE READING