Update on peripartum cardiomyopathy.

  title={Update on peripartum cardiomyopathy.},
  author={M. D. Bernice Ong-Dela Cruz and Joan E Briller and Judith U. Hibbard},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  volume={37 2},
Although multiple mechanisms have been postulated, peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) continues to be a cardiomyopathy of unknown cause. Multiple risk factors exist and the clinical presentation does not allow differentiation among potential causes. Although specific diagnostic criteria exist, PPCM remains a diagnosis of exclusion. Treatment modalities are dictated by the clinical state of the patient, and prognosis is dependent on recovery of function. Randomized controlled trials of novel… CONTINUE READING


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