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Takayasu arteritis presenting as postpartum cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  19343165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A case of Takayasu arteritis (TA) presenting as postpartum cardiomyopathy in a puerperal 26-year-old Hispanic female patient is presented. TA is a large-vessel vasculitis affecting young to middle-aged women. TA can result in cardiomyopathy as a direct result of myocardial involvement. The patient had classical clinical and radiographic findings of TA that were previously undiagnosed. She had rapid functional improvement with corticosteroids. The importance of a thorough physical examination of peripheral pulses is stressed in all patients, especially in those with cardiomyopathy.
Authors:
Nagapradeep Nagajothi; Jairo A Mejia; Kalpana Raghunathan; Jose-Luis E Velazquez-Cecena; Khraisat Ahmad; Namratha Mapakshi; Sandeep Khosla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1205-6626     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-03     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715903     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-91     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, North Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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