NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

An Unusual Cause of Postpartum Heart Failure

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Department

Medicine

Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a weakness of the heart muscle. It is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy that presents with heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. It is a rare condition that can carry mild or severe symptoms.

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