Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Changing Definition & Newer Therapies


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.

To comment on this article,
create a free account.

Sign Up to instantly get access to 10000+ Articles & 1000+ Cases

Already registered?

Login Now

Most Popular Articles

News and Updates

eMediNexus provides latest updates on medical news, medical case studies from India. In-depth medical case studies and research designed for doctors and healthcare professionals.