Peripartum heart failure: idiopathic cardiomyopathy or compounding cardiovascular events?

@article{Cunningham1986PeripartumHF,
  title={Peripartum heart failure: idiopathic cardiomyopathy or compounding cardiovascular events?},
  author={Francis Cunningham and Jeanette A Pritchard and Gary D. V. Hankins and Peter L. Anderson and Michael J. Lucas and Katrina Armstrong},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1986},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={157-68}
}
During a 12-year period, when more than 106,000 women were delivered, 28 women with peripartum heart failure of obscure etiology that initially was diagnosed as peripartum cardiomyopathy were studied. None had obvious underlying cardiac disease or iatrogenic fluid overload, and in all an assiduous search for underlying cardiovascular disease was launched. In 21 of these 28 women, heart failure was attributed to chronic underlying disease (chronic hypertension in 14, forme fruste mitral stenosis… CONTINUE READING

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