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Peripartum cardiomyopathy with cardiogenic shock: recovery after prolactin inhibition and mechanical support.
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PMID:  21172530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
After the delivery of her second child, peripartum cardiomyopathy developed in the 33-year-old mother, which was complicated by cardiogenic shock refractory to medical treatment. A left ventricular assist device was implanted, and bromocriptine therapy was given to facilitate myocardial recovery. Serial echocardiographic, hemodynamic, and exercise tests under full and partial left ventricular assist device support showed improvement of left ventricular function, such that the left ventricular assist device could be explanted 5 months after implantation. Fourteen months after explantation, the left ventricular function remained stable, and the young mother is asymptomatic and lives a normal life.
Maximilian Y Emmert; Rene Prêtre; Frank Ruschitzka; Franziska Krähenmann; Volkmar Falk; Markus J Wilhelm
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
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