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Peripartum heart failure caused by left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20160247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare but serious cause of heart failure occurring in the last month of pregnancy or the first 5 months postpartum. The current definition of PPCM only includes patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The authors present a case of peripartum heart failure with normal ejection fraction and raise the possibility that the definition of PPCM be expanded to include left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Because the mortality and morbidity of patients with PPCM are higher in women who experience a subsequent pregnancy after a prior episode of pregnancy-related heart failure, a revised definition of PPCM has important potential implications.
Felix J Rogers; Sarah Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1945-1997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Program at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / etiology*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / complications*

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