Peripartum cardiomyopathy: a review article
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Cardiology, ISSN 0167-5273, E-ISSN 1874-1754, Vol. 164, no 1, 33-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a disease with significant morbidity and mortality. It has a global spread but with important geographic variation. The aetiology and pathogenesis of PPCM is unknown, but several hypotheses have been proposed over the years. These include myocarditis, oxidised prolactin, autoimmunity, malnutrition, genetic susceptibility and apoptosis. This review discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of PPCM. The possible role of novel echocardiographic techniques in the study of PPCM was also discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 164, no 1, 33-38 p.
peripartum cardiomyopathy, PPCM, PPCF, heart failure, Nigeria
Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51370DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.11.069PubMedID: 22192299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51370DiVA: diva2:479728