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Clinical management of gravid women with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1945254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an important cause for idiopathic heart failure associated with pregnancy. Current evidence suggests a potential role for myocarditis in the pathogenesis of this disease. About 3% to 4% of these patients present before delivery. Another group of patients with prior history of this disease request information about pregnancy prognosis. This article focuses on current concepts about peripartum cardiomyopathy and presents a reasonable approach to this clinical challenge during pregnancy.
W Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-19     Completed Date:  1991-12-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Labor, Obstetric
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Risk Factors

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