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Could it have been better? A patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy treated with conventional therapy.
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PMID:  22779300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
INTRODUCTION: Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a life threatening condition of unknown cause that occurs in previously healthy women. It is characterized by symptoms of heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction that occurs in the last month of pregnancy or the first five months after delivery.
CASE REPORT: We presented woman who underwent caesarean section due to preeclampsia. Two weeks after delivery first signs of heart failure appeared and only after six weeks following the onset of symptoms peripartal cardiomyopathy was recognized. A conventional treatment with diuretics, ACE inhibitor and beta blocker along with anticoagulant therapy was applied, which resulted in a complete recovery of the left ventricular function four months after.
CONCLUSION: Timely detection and initiation of treatment are an important precondition for the complete or partial recovery.
Branislava Ivanović; Marijana Tadić; Ruzica Maksimović; Bojana Orbovic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vojnosanitetski pregled. Military-medical and pharmaceutical review     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0042-8450     ISO Abbreviation:  Vojnosanit Pregl     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  21530700R     Medline TA:  Vojnosanit Pregl     Country:  Serbia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Cardiology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.
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