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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Changing Definition & Newer Therapies

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Dr Asha Moorthy, Chennai    06 January 2018

  1. How common is it? One in 1,500 live pregnancies.
  2. What are the complications of PPCM? HF, death, arrhythmias, thromboembolism.
  3. How do we diagnose? ECG, NPs and Echo/CMR or both.
  4. When to treat PPCM in a lactating mother? Both before and after delivery.
  5. Natural history of PPCM: High risk of recurrence.
  6. How to diagnose recurrence of PPCM in a subsequent pregnancy? NPs and Echo.
  7. What is the role of device therapy in PPCM? Limited role and not before 6 months.

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