A case report of peripartum cardiomyopathy with a review of literature

Isguder Ç., Pektaş M. K., Basol N.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.10, pp.253-256, 2019 (ESCI) identifier


Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a severe form of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, which appears either in the last month of pregnancy or during the five months following delivery. This clinical entity leads to left ventricular dysfunction and eventually cardiac insufficiency. Left ventricle functions recover spontaneously in some patients with PPCM while left ventricular dysfunction persists to cause an indication for cardiac transplantation in some patients. This case report aims to increase the awareness of obstetricians about PPCM by describing an affected patient.