Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a life-threatening condition of unknown cause that occurs in previously healthy women during the peripartum period. It is characterized by left ventricular dysfunction and symptoms of heart failure that can arise in the last trimester of pregnancy or up to 5 months after delivery. We review its possible causes and how to recognize and manage it.
|Number of pages
|Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
|Published - May 2009
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)