The Indian Anaesthetists’ Forum

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: 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4--9

Peripartum cardiomyopathy – An insight


Namita Saraswat, Pooja Virmani, Aanchal Kakkar, Akhilesh Gupta, Mohandeep Kaur 
 Department of Anaesthesia, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aanchal Kakkar
Department of Anaesthesia, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi
India

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a potentially life-threatening disease. However, timely intervention and early detection can save lives. It presents in peripartum period as left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure. Although the disease is relatively rare, its incidence is rising. Previous research states vascular dysfunction, triggered by late-gestational maternal hormones such as abnormal prolactin and many other causes may lead to the development of PPCM. We have reviewed here the known epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, management, and anesthesia concerns of PPCM.


How to cite this article:
Saraswat N, Virmani P, Kakkar A, Gupta A, Kaur M. Peripartum cardiomyopathy – An insight.Indian Anaesth Forum 2020;21:4-9


How to cite this URL:
Saraswat N, Virmani P, Kakkar A, Gupta A, Kaur M. Peripartum cardiomyopathy – An insight. Indian Anaesth Forum [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];21:4-9
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