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Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Dominik Wiedemann, Thomas Schlöglhofer, Julia Riebandt, Markus Neuner, Edda Tschernko, Heinrich Schima, Daniel Zimpfer
Peripartum cardiomyopathy requiring mechanical ciruculatory support is rare however it is a lifethreatening disease with recovery rates poorer than expected. Herein we describe a case of successfull recovery of a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy. Implantation of a biventricular ventricular assist device was performed, additonally the patient's hyperprolactinemia was treated with Cabergoline resulting in a fast complete restoration of ventricular function.
September 22, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Asha Mohan, Venkata Ravikumar Chepuri, K B Yadavendra Reddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Rakesh Garlapati, Raghavendra Prasad, Prasanna, Sandeep
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Julius Chacha Mwita, Matthew J Dewhurst, Mgaywa G Magafu, Monkgogi Goepamang, Bernard Omech, Koketso Lister Majuta, Marea Gaenamong, Tommy Baboloki Palai, Mosepele Mosepele, Yohana Mashalla
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure is a common cause of hospitalisation and therefore contributes to in-hospital outcomes such as mortality. In this study we describe patient characteristics and outcomes of acute heart failure (AHF) in Botswana. METHODS: Socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from 193 consecutive patients admitted with AHF at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone between February 2014 and February 2015. The length of hospital stay and 30-, 90- and 180-day in-hospital mortality rates were assessed...
August 24, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Rubab Munir, Sajjad Hussain, Azhar Mahmood Kayani
OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographics, risk factors, and clinical presentation in Pakistani patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi, from June 2014 to June 2015. METHODOLOGY: Seventy patients meeting criteria of peripartum cardiomyopathy were included in the study. Adetailed history, physical examination and investigations were done...
September 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Dániel Bereczki, Norbert Szegedi, Zoltán Szakács, István Gubucz, Zsolt May
An estimated 25-40% of ischemic strokes are classified as cryptogenic, which means the cause of the cerebral infarction remains unidentified. One of the potential pathomechanisms - especially among young patients with no cardiovascular risk factors - is paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale. Pregnancy, cesarean delivery and the postpartum period are associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular events. Factors that may contribute to ischemic strokes during gestation and puerperium include classic cardiovascular risk factors, changes in hemostaseology/hemodynamics, and pregnancy-specific disorders such as pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, postpartum cerebral angiopathy or peripartum cardiomyopathy...
2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Katarzyna E Gil, Agnieszka Pawlak, Robert J Gil, Małgorzata Frontczak-Baniewicz, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most frequent causes of non-ischemic heart failure. Many factors including genetic disorders, infectious agents, toxins, drugs and autoimmune disorders might take part in the development of dilated cardiomyopathy. Diagnosis of left ventricular dilatation is most often limited to performing echocardiography and excluding ischemic etiology (coronary angiography). Since many pathologies take place at the cellular and subcellular level the only way to clarify the etiology of the disease is to examine the myocardium itself (endomyocardial biopsy)...
September 2016: Advances in Medical Sciences
James D Fett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Guozhi Xia, Xin Sun, Xiaopu Zheng, Junkui Wang
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a disease of unknown pathogenesis. Programmed death 1 (PD1) has been postulated to modulate immune response through potential mechanisms that remain elusive. This study aimed to elaborate the expression and function of PD1 on peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) in the development of PPCM. Specimens of PBLs were performed to determine the expression of PD1 mRNA using fluorescence quantitative RT-PCR, and Th cytokines by ELISA. Immune homeostasis was evaluated with T lymphocyte phenotypes and immunoglobulin (Ig) isotypes as well as complement factors (C)...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Anne S Ersbøll, Peter Damm, Finn Gustafsson, Niels G Vejlstrup, Marianne Johansen
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare but potentially fatal disease defined by heart failure towards the end of pregnancy or in the months following delivery. We aim to raise awareness of the condition and give the clinician an overview of current knowledge on the mechanisms of pathophysiology, diagnostics and clinical management MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic literature searches were performed in PubMed and Embase up to June 2016. Cohorts of more than 20 women with PPCM conducted after 2000 were selected to report contemporary outcomes and prognostic data...
August 22, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Kamilu M Karaye, Krister Lindmark, Michael Y Henein
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is common in North-Western Nigeria. This study aimed to describe the 1-year survival and left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) in a group of patients with PPCM from three referral hospitals in Kano, Nigeria. METHODS: PPCM was defined according to recommendations of the Heart Failure (HF) Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on PPCM. LVRR was defined as absolute increase in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by ≥10...
April 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
Nicla A Varnier, Sarah Chwah, Trent Miller, Franziska Pettit, Mark Brown, David Rees, Amanda Henry
BACKGROUND: Shortness of breath is a common physiological pregnancy presentation, secondary to both hormonal and mechanical effects. Its pathological causes are common (asthma exacerbation or infection); new-onset cardiac pathology is rarely considered. CASE: JC, a 39-year old G4P2T1, presented at 34 weeks' gestation with shortness of breath unrelieved by salbutamol. History included asthma, poly-drug abuse and smoking. Initial presentation was consistent with asthma exacerbation and she was treated as such...
September 2015: Obstetric Medicine
Stephen E Lapinsky
Respiratory failure affects up to 0.2% of pregnancies, more commonly in the postpartum period. Altered maternal respiratory physiology affects the assessment and management of these patients. Respiratory failure may result from pregnancy-specific conditions such as preeclampsia, amniotic fluid embolism or peripartum cardiomyopathy. Pregnancy may increase the risk or severity of other conditions, including thromboembolism, asthma, viral pneumonitis, and gastric acid aspiration. Management during pregnancy is similar to the nonpregnant patient...
September 2015: Obstetric Medicine
Rodolphe Malebranche, Christian Tabou Moyo, Paul-Henry Morisset, Nernst-Atwood Raphael, James Robert Wilentz
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and epidemiologic profile of congestive heart failure at the principal free-care hospital in Haiti. Cardiovascular disease represents the most prevalent cause of admissions to the medical service of the University Hospital of the State of Haiti. No previous study has examined the demographics of congestive heart failure in urban Haiti. METHODS: Two hundred forty-seven patients presented to the inpatient service between May 2011 and May 2013...
August 2016: American Heart Journal
S T Dodiyi-Manuel, R C Ezennaka
BACKGROUND: Demarkis et al in 1971 described 27 patients who presented during pueperium with cardiomegaly, abnormal electrocardiographic findings, congestive heart failure and named the syndrome "peripartum cardiomyopathy". The aim of this review is to document the current concepts in the management of peripartum cardiomyopathy. MATERIALSAND METHODS: A search of the literature was done using PubMed, Goggle scholar and books from authors' collections. RESULTS: The cause of the disease might be environmental and genetic factors...
October 2015: Nigerian Journal of Medicine: Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria
Maria Adélia Medeiros E Melo, Jordão Sousa Carvalho, Francisco Edson de Lucena Feitosa, Edward Araujo Júnior, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho, Regina Coeli Marques Carvalho
Pathophysiological mechanisms of peripartum cardiomyopathy are not yet completely defined, although there is a strong association with various factors that are already known, including pre-eclampsia. Peripartum cardiomyopathy treatment follows the same recommendations as heart failure with systolic dysfunction. Clinical and experimental studies suggest that products of prolactin degradation can induce this cardiomyopathy. The pharmacological suppression of prolactin production by D2 dopamine receptor agonists bromocriptine and cabergoline has demonstrated satisfactory results in the therapeutic response to the treatment...
June 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Anne-Sophie Ducloy-Bouthors, Max Gonzalez-Estevez, Benjamin Constans, Alexandre Turbelin, Catherine Barre-Drouard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Chizuko A Kamiya, Jun Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Ikeda
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare, but life-threatening condition that occurs during the peripartum period in previously healthy women. Although its etiology remains unknown, potential risk factors include hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, advanced maternal age, multiparity, multiple gestation, and African descent. Several cohort studies of PPCM revealed that the prevalence of these risk factors was quite similar. Clinically, approximately 40% of PPCM patients are complicated with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy...
July 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Benjamin Laliberte, Brent N Reed, Ayesha Ather, Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Kristin Watson, Allison B Lardieri, Carissa M Baker-Smith
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an uncommon, idiopathic complication of pregnancy associated with significant (10-30%) mortality. The disease occurs late in pregnancy or in the months following delivery, resulting in reduced systolic function and heart failure (HF) symptoms. Limited direction is provided for the management of PPCM, and the safe and effective use of medications in pregnant and breastfeeding women with PPCM presents a unique challenge. Although several HF therapies in pregnant and lactating women are supported by robust evidence, evidence to support the use of other therapies is significantly lacking...
September 2016: Pharmacotherapy
Kathleen Stergiopoulos, Fabio V Lima, Jie Yang
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June 30, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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