gestational hypertension, and more severe forms of preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome (the haemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels) and peripartum cardiomyopathy
(PPCM) may induce cardiovascular disease.
In addition, our study had several strengths, the primary being that it is the first study describing the clinical characteristics of Hispanic women in Puerto Rico with peripartum cardiomyopathy
Cardiac arrest during emergency caesarean section due to peripartum cardiomyopathy
Signs and symptoms of peripartum cardiomyopathy
may present as early as the 17th week of gestation and a practitioner may review these with her patient early in her pregnancy.
A 35-year-old pregnant woman presenting with sudden cardiac arrest secondary to peripartum cardiomyopathy
In 1971, Demakis and Rahimtoola  first defined peripartum cardiomyopathy
as idiopathic heart failure (HF) occurring in the absence of any determinable heart disease in the last month of pregnancy or during the first 5 months postpartum.
We don't know what causes peripartum cardiomyopathy
I have never seen peripartum cardiomyopathy
this early in the pregnancy before.
Prognostic value of echocardiography in peripartum cardiomyopathy
The disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy
(PPCM), weakens a woman's heart so that it no longer pumps blood efficiently.
Current state of knowledge on etiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of peripartum cardiomyopathy
: A position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on peripartum Cardiomyopathy
European Journal of Heart Failure.
Although cardiomyopathy is uncommon during pregnancy, it is difficult to manage in the context of left ventricular dysfunction or peripartum cardiomyopathy
, with a high risk of an adverse outcome for both the mother and the baby, observed Dr.
It was concluded by pathologist Dr David Lowe and Dr Stewart that it was caused by peripartum cardiomyopathy
- a rare disorder which affects women in the final month of pregnancy or within five months after delivery.
Nutritional status and plasma trace elements in peripartum cardiomyopathy
Previous studies have documented a phenomenon in which half of women with a type of heart failure called peripartum cardiomyopathy
saw their condition spontaneously recover in the months following pregnancy.