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

Peripartum cardiomyopathy – An insight

Department of Anaesthesia, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi, India

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Dr. Aanchal Kakkar
Department of Anaesthesia, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/TheIAForum.TheIAForum_65_19

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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.

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