Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM
) is a condition of unknown etiology that presents as heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the last of month of pregnancy and up to six months after giving birth and manifests in women without any previous known heart disease.1 Incidence and prevalence of PPCM
"Our study shows that the risk of PPCM
is five times higher in women who have fertility treatment so they should be aware that this discomfort may not be benign.
The pollen count in Islamabad was at its highest in nine years on Tuesday at 82,270 PPCM
and the pollen count in H-8 on that day was 43,330 PPCM
A high rate was also observed in the study investigating patients with PPCM
(5 appropriate shocks in 49 patients) .
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is characterised by the enlarging of the heart around the time of childbirth.
Though this disease process is not as well studied, it has been suggested to be phenotypically identical to PPCM
and without clinical differences in presentation, management, or prognosis .
Wide variations exist regarding the true incidence of PPCM
, with several reports placing it between 1 in 300 pregnancies in places of high incidence, such as Haiti, and 1 in 4025 in areas in which the incidence is lower, such as the United States and other western societies (2-6).
is a rare form of dilated cardiomyopathy associated with pregnancy.
Early diagnosis, treatment, and clinician being familiar with this disease are the basic factors that improve the prognosis.3 In our case, we aimed to present the diagnosis and treatment of PPCM
These findings will enable physicians to perform a blood test and determine if a woman has PPCM
and start effective treatment, resulting in markedly decreased mortality.