Peripartum cardiomyopathy

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy

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The terms "Peripartum cardiomyopathy" returned 115 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Peripartum cardiomyopathy in a patient treated for acute myeloid leukemia.
 

Author(s): Natasa Colović, Petar Seferović, Miroslava Plećić, Ana Vidović, Nada Suvajdzić, Dragica Tomin

Journal: Srp Arh Celok Lek. ;144(1-2):77-80.

 

Peripartum cardiomyopathy usually presents with systolic heart failure during the last months of pregnancy and up to five months postpartum. The disease is rare and can be fatal.

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Clinical Characteristics and Prognosis of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in 28 Patients.
 

Author(s): Ying Liu, Yong Zeng

Journal: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2016 Feb;38(1):78-82.

 

To analyze the clinical features and prognosis of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM).

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2016

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Physiological Reduction in Left Ventricular Contractile Function in Healthy Postpartum Women: Potential Overlap with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Sitara G Khan, Narbeh Melikian, Sitali Mushemi-Blake, William Dennes, Fadi Jouhra, Mark Monaghan, Ajay M Shah

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a potentially life-threatening cause of heart failure, commoner in Afro-Caribbean than Caucasian women. Its diagnosis can be challenging due to physiological changes in cardiac function that also occur in healthy women during the early postpartum period. ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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The terms "Peripartum cardiomyopathy" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular mechanisms of peripartum cardiomyopathy: A vascular/hormonal hypothesis.
 

Author(s): Natalie A Bello, Zoltan Arany

Journal: Trends Cardiovasc. Med.. 2015 Aug;25(6):499-504.

 

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is characterized by the development of systolic heart failure in the last month of pregnancy or within the first 5 months postpartum. The disease affects between 1:300 and 1:3000 births worldwide. Heart failure can resolve spontaneously but often does ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2015

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy: current management and future perspectives.
 

Author(s): Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Arash Haghikia, Justus Nonhoff, Johann Bauersachs

Journal: Eur. Heart J.. 2015 May;36(18):1090-7.

 

Pregnancy is associated with marked physiological changes challenging the cardiovascular system. Among the more severe pregnancy associated cardiovascular complications, peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a potentially life-threatening heart disease emerging towards the end of pregnancy ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2015

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Risk of subsequent pregnancy in women with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Uri Elkayam

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2014 Oct;64(15):1629-36.

 

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a pregnancy-associated myocardial disease with marked left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Although this condition can lead to major complications, including severe heart failure, arrhythmias, thromboembolic events, and death, the majority of ...

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2014

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Bromocriptine in the Treatment of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Effect of Bromocriptine on Left Ventricular Function in Women With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2012

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Registry and Survey of Women With Pregnancy Related Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiomyopathy; Pregnancy-Associated Cardiomyopathy; Heart Failure

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2006

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