postpartum cardiomyopathy

post·par·tum car·di·o·my·op·a·thy

cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure developing in the puerperium in the absence of any of the known causes of heart disease.
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Patient was shifted from surgery to our cardiology unit where a diagnosis of Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) was made after excluding other causes.
Echocardiography was performed for postpartum cardiomyopathy. In terms of the Lyme Disease, the specific IgM and IgG values were investigated in the serum, and all the findings were normal.
The condition was formerly referred to as "postpartum cardiomyopathy" but new research shows symptoms can occur during pregnancy as well.
Carol Sunnucks developed the potentially fatal cardiac condition postpartum cardiomyopathy when she had her son, Kai, eight years ago.
Recovery from postpartum cardiomyopathy in 2 patients by blocking prolactin release with bromocriptine.
Patients with postpartum cardiomyopathy are at high risk for development of thrombosis and thromboembolism due to pregnancy-related hypercoagulation as well as blood stasis associated with severe systolic dysfunction.
It is important for nurses to be alert for sudden onset or worsening of dyspnea, which may indicate potentially serious conditions including postpartum cardiomyopathy, embolic disorders, and pulmonary edema (Soubra & Guntupalli, 2005).
Postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare idiopathic cardiomyopathy resulting in left-ventricular (LV) dysfunction and heart failure, presenting in late pregnancy or in the first few months following delivery.
She had postpartum cardiomyopathy, which is rare to begin with.
Postpartum cardiomyopathy associated with maternal cocaine abuse.
Two cases of postpartum cardiomyopathy initially misdiagnosed for pulmonary embolism.
STOCKHOLM -- Autoantibodies directed against the [[beta].sub.1]-adrenergic receptor appear to play a role in the pathogenesis of postpartum cardiomyopathy, Gerd Wallukat, M.D., said at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology.