Dilated cardiomyopathy occurring during the last month of pregnancy up to 5 mo following the delivery
Diagnostic criteria (all required):
Onset of myocardial failure during last month ...
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
Onset and duration of symptoms
Unexplained persistent cough
Prompt evaluation of respiratory and hemodynamic status
Control airway as need...
Patients with pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, or evidence of ischemia should be admitted to the ICU.
All symptomatic patients with new onset of peripartum car...
Remember high rates of thromboembolism in pregnancy and peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Utilize multidisciplinary approach with cardiology and obstetrics consultations.
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Murali S, Baldisseri MR. Peripartum cardio...
62377009 Postpartum cardiomyopathy (disorder)
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