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Peri partum cardiomyopathy

Deyna Cardosa, Alexandra Ridout, Surabhi Nanda, Jo Howard, Susan E Robinson, Eugene Oteng-Ntim
OBJECTIVES: Maternal sickle cell disease (SCD) and multiple gestations are well known separately as causes of high-risk pregnancies, however, there is sparse information available on maternal and perinatal outcome when both conditions occur together. This case series describes the outcomes of women with maternal SCD and twin pregnancy in the largest single-center case series to date. METHODS: Retrospective identification of all twin pregnancies in maternal SCD patients between 2006 and 2016 at Guy's and St...
October 21, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
George Gradinariu, André R Simon, Jullien Gaer
Late complications can arise after explantation of a left ventricular assist device. We report the case of a patient who presented at the age of 19 years with peri-partum cardiomyopathy and was initially managed with a biventricular support device, which was subsequently upgraded to an ambulatory left ventricular assist device. This was successfully explanted after myocardial recovery via a minimally invasive approach 7 months later. The patient re-presented 5 years following explantation with hemoptysis. At redo sternotomy, a 10-cm remnant of the outflow graft was found to be eroding the surface of the right lung...
April 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
Iftach Sagy, Amjad Abu Salman, Louise Kezerle, Offer Erez, Idan Yoel, Leonid Barski
BACKGROUND: Peri-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a clinical heart failure that usually develops during the final stage of pregnancy or the first months following delivery. High maternal serum uric acid concentrations have been previous associated with heart failure and preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES: 1) To explored the clinical characteristics of PPCM patients; and 2) to determine the association between maternal serum uric acid concentrations and PPCM. METHODS: This is a retrospective population based case control study...
September 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Mandeep Kaler, Rameen Shakur, Hazel I Learner, Andrew Deaner, Richard J Howard
Peri-partum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare and life threatening complication of pregnancy. There are only two cases registered with the World Health Organization of cases of cardiomyopathy in patients taking Quetiapine. Here we discuss an interesting case of potential Quetiapine induced cardiomyopathy.
March 2013: Obstetric Medicine
Jarraya Anouar, Smaoui Mohamed, Kolsi Kamel
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is a rare but not exceptional inherited cardiomyopathy characterized by fibrofatty replacement of the myocardium of the right ventricular which could lead to serious arrhythmia and sudden death. Only a few cases of pregnancies with ARVD have been reported. The aim of this case presentation is to describe the clinical characteristics and anesthetics specificities in management of this disease in pregnancy and in delivery. We report the case of a young woman aged 28 years old with a past history of ARVD treated by medical treatment with radiofrequency ablation...
2014: Pan African Medical Journal
Hatim El ghadbane Abdedaim, Zine el abidine Benali, Driss Omari, Drissi Mohammed, Balkhi Hicham, Haimeur Charki
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is insufficient congestive heart occurring in the last month of pregnancy and 5 months after delivery, in the absence of preexisting heart disease and identified etiology. This heart disease is associated with echocardiography systolic dysfunction and left ventricular dilatation. Its incidence ranges from 1/3000 to 1/15000, depending on the region, including much higher in some African countries, it particularly concern women over 30 years, multiparous and multiple pregnancies. The pathogenesis remains unclear, the prognosis is closely related to the complete recovery of cardiac function...
2014: Pan African Medical Journal
Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Edith Podewski, Andres Hilfiker, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a major cause of complications in pregnancy worldwide and the number of patients who develop cardiac problems during pregnancy is increasing. This review summarises recent literature on the aetiology and the underlying pathophysiology, diagnostic tools, risk stratification and prognosis in women who develop heart failure during pregnancy and in the peri-partum phase as well as in patients with pre-existing cardiomyopathies undergoing pregnancy. We specifically highlight peri-partum cardiomyopathy, valvular disease and Marfan's syndrome...
December 2013: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Laurence Iserin, Magalie Ladouceur, Sarah Cohen
Pregnancy is associated with important haemodynamic changes that increase during delivery and may decompensate an underlying heart disease. Some situations (fortunately rare) are at very high risk and can contra-indicate pregnancy (Eisenmenger syndrome, severe stenotic left heart valve, severely dilated aorta and severe left ventricular dysfunction). Women with less severe disease can have a pregnancy with specific follow-up (shunt lesions, operated tetralogy of Fallot, mecanical valve). Peri-partum cardiomyopathy is an entity specific to pregnancy because of timing of its diagnosis...
September 2012: La Revue du Praticien
Lars H Lund, Karl-Henrik Grinnemo, Peter Svenarud, Jan van der Linden, Maria J Eriksson
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) offer effective therapy for severe heart failure (HF) as bridge to transplantation or destination therapy. Rarely, the sustained unloading provided by the LVAD has led to cardiac reverse remodelling and recovery, permitting explantation of the device. We describe the clinical course of a patient with severe peri-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) rescued with a continuous flow LVAD, who experienced recovery and explantation. We discuss assessment of and criteria for recovery...
November 14, 2011: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kismet D Rasmusson, Josef Stehlik, Robert N Brown, Dale G Renlund, Lynne E Wagoner, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Jan W Folsom, David H Silber, James K Kirklin
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of patients with a prior diagnosis of peri-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) undergoing heart transplantation are not well described but may be worse than for women who undergo transplantation for other etiologies. METHODS: Between 1999 and 2005, 69 women aged younger than 40 underwent transplantation for PPCM in 29 institutions participating in the Cardiac Transplant Research Database. Patients with PPCM were compared with 90 female recipients of similar age with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) and history of pregnancy (P+), 53 with no prior pregnancy (P-), and with 459 men of a similar age with IDC...
November 2007: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Christine O Menias, Khaled M Elsayes, Christine M Peterson, Alvaro Huete, Brett I Gratz, Sanjeev Bhalla
During pregnancy, the risk of radiation exposure to the fetus is increased so that more than the usual benefit is necessary to justify computed tomography (CT; or other radiation exposure) than in non-pregnant patients. In the setting of a life-threatening illness, CT may be indicated to assess for potentially fatal complications such as hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome. After delivery, patients rarely develop serious problems requiring radiologic evaluation. When indicated, however, CT may be invaluable in making the diagnosis or determining the severity of peri- and post-partum complications, including uterine perforation, hemorrhage, endometritis, thrombophlebitis, and abscess formation...
March 2007: Emergency Radiology
Ursula Chohan, Gauhar Afshan, Abdul Mone
This review contains material sourced from Med-Line and Pub-Med, search year 2002-2004. Material selected was pertaining to common cardiac ailments in pregnancy. Congenital cardiac problems i.e. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), Eisenmengers syndrome, valvular heart disease, i.e. mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic stensois and aortic regurgitation are discussed. Other cardiac conditions associated with pregnancy are pulmonary hypertension and peri-partum cardiomyopathy...
January 2006: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
M Thiam, S Gning, G Barberet, M Sané, B Wade, J L Perret
Authors relate spiral CT scan in pulmonary embolism about four cases : such as the surgical aspect, peri partum cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular collapsus, chest pains. In all cases spiral volumetric CT angiography Scan confirmed the diagnosis. So spiral CT scan proves to be a precious diagnosis tool that facilitates of multicentric study of pulmonary embolism. However, its effectiveness in the detection of isolated and segmentary embolism requires a thorough evaluation.
2001: Dakar Médical
A G Napporn, A Kane, J M Damorou, A A Dia, I B Diop, M Sarr, S A Ba, S M Diouf
Ventricular thrombosis can complicate the development and worsen the prognosis in any case of hypokinetic dilated cardiomyopathy. In the present article, a study has been made of 6 reports of ventricular thrombosis selected out of 58 medical files on women with peri-partum idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Patient age ranged from 22 to 55 years. The clinical picture showed hypokinetic dilated cardiomyopathy, complicated by cardiac failure; with its onset during the last trimester of gestation or in the 6 months post-partum...
August 2000: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
R Gentile, L Baratta, M Frasca
A case of a young woman with HIV-associated cardiomyopathy is reported. The patient had a history of peri-partum myocarditis, and underwent a blood transfusion during delivery. The very early cardiac manifestation of AIDS-related pattern in this case is underlined, since HIV cardiomyopathy usually develops in the late stage of the disease. Finally, the role of the virus in the etiology and pathogenesis of the myocarditis is discussed.
May 1993: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
R A Hughes, P Kapur, G C Sutton, M Honey
A case of fatal cardiomyopathy presenting in the puerperium is described. Despite extensive investigation and post-mortem examination no aetiological factor was found. The diagnosis of specific peri-partum cardiomyopathy is discussed.
March 1970: British Heart Journal
V U Fritz, J B Lakier, L H Klugman, M M Zion, J B Barlow
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1973: Recent Advances in Studies on Cardiac Structure and Metabolism
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