Unrecognized peripartum cardiomyopathy in Haitian women.

  title={Unrecognized peripartum cardiomyopathy in Haitian women.},
  author={James D. Fett and Len G Christie and Robert D. Carraway and Aftab A Ansari and Jay Bruce Sundstrom and Joseph G. Murphy},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={90 2},
OBJECTIVE Haitian women have a high relative incidence of clinical presentation with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM): an incidence estimated at one case per three hundred live births, a ten-fold occurrence compared to American women. Our objective has been to test the hypothesis that some Haitian women may have a forme fruste of PPCM while still without clinical symptoms. METHOD A preliminary case-control study was conducted at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS), Deschapelles, Haiti, in… CONTINUE READING
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