Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: A case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Samar Rudra*,Neha Vashishat,Priya Jindal,Monika Kataria,Mehak Manocha

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 405

Article End Page : 407


Peripartum cardiomyopathy(PPCM) is an form of heart failure which occurs due to secondary left
ventricular systolic dysfunction during last month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery. Incidence
of PPCM is 1:300 0 to 1:15000 pregnancies. Etiology and pathophysiology is still unclear. Clinically it
presents with signs and symptoms of heart failure. PPCM remains one of the major cause for maternal
mortality and morbidity if diagnosis is delayed. Therefore, early diagnosis and effective treatment affects
patient’s long term prognosis. Aim of this case report is to make awareness in health professionals about
the possibilities of PPCM and the presenting symptoms as in our case.

Keywords: Cardiomyopathy, Permpartum, Heart failure, Bromocriptine, Pregnancy.

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