Ain-Shams Journal of Anaesthesiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 480--484

Peripartum cardiomyopathy


Hatem Said, Amr Sobhi 
 Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hatem Said
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, 11566
Egypt

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder of dilated cardiomyopathy in which no other cause of heart dysfunction can be identified within the final trimester of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery. It is relatively rare but can be life threatening. The National Hospital Discharge Survey (1990-2002) estimated that it occurs in one in every 2289 live births in the USA. The disease appears to be more common in African-American women. So this study aims to summarize the most recent management plans in the face of this serious and, relatively not uncommon, complication.


How to cite this article:
Said H, Sobhi A. Peripartum cardiomyopathy .Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol 2014;7:480-484


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Said H, Sobhi A. Peripartum cardiomyopathy . Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jul 6 ];7:480-484
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