Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment.


Journal Article (Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramaraj, R; Sorrell, VL

Published Date

  • May 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 296

PubMed ID

  • 19414544

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19414544

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-2869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3949/ccjm.76a.08004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States