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Incidence and outcome of peripartum cardiomyopathy from a tertiary hospital in South India.
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PMID:  19535757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is very little literature regarding peripartum cardiomyopathy (PCM) from Asian countries. A study of PCM was conducted at Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, with special reference to incidence and outcome. The incidence of PCM was 1 case per 1374 live births. Major risk factors for the development of PCM were multiparity and advanced maternal age. Echocardiography is useful in early diagnosis and for follow-up assessment of left ventricular function. Most of the patients noticed good symptomatic improvement at time of discharge and during the follow-up with standard therapy. Clinical improvement was well correlated with improvement of LV function by echocardiography. Significant thrombotic complications were noticed. None of the patients died during the study and follow-up period.
Vinay Pandit; Sirish Shetty; Ashwini Kumar; Afrin Sagir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-18     Completed Date:  2009-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Puerperal Disorders / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Risk Factors
Ventricular Function, Left

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