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Vol 70, No 10 (2012)
Case studies
Published online: 2012-10-19
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Heart failure in female patient in peripartum period — how to determine the aetiology?

Katarzyna Gil, Jarosław Drożdż, Agnieszka Pawlak, Aleksandra Michałek, Katarzyna Byczkowska, Włodzimierz Koniarek, Robert J. Gil
Kardiol Pol 2012;70(10):1043-1045.

open access

Vol 70, No 10 (2012)
Case studies
Published online: 2012-10-19
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPM) is an acquired disease of increasing incidence. Its diagnosis and treatment is often problematic. We report a case of 31-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PPM three weeks after delivery and died nine months later despite proper therapy.

Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPM) is an acquired disease of increasing incidence. Its diagnosis and treatment is often problematic. We report a case of 31-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PPM three weeks after delivery and died nine months later despite proper therapy.
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Keywords

heart failure; peripartum cardiomyopathy; prolactin

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Title

Heart failure in female patient in peripartum period — how to determine the aetiology?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 70, No 10 (2012)

Pages

1043-1045

Published online

2012-10-19

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2012;70(10):1043-1045.

Keywords

heart failure
peripartum cardiomyopathy
prolactin

Authors

Katarzyna Gil
Jarosław Drożdż
Agnieszka Pawlak
Aleksandra Michałek
Katarzyna Byczkowska
Włodzimierz Koniarek
Robert J. Gil

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