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Vol 69, No 9 (2011)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2011-09-19
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Pulmonary oedema — as first symptom of the postpartum cardiomyopathy. The role of cardiac MRI in diagnostic process

Tomasz Czerski, Dorota Piotrowska-Kownacka
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(9):942-944.

open access

Vol 69, No 9 (2011)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2011-09-19
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 23 year-old pregnant woman, who underwent a cesarian section due to the risk of eclampsia. The patient developed pulmonary oedema due to severe left ventricular impairement. After the standard treatment and a short period of bromocriptine, the symptoms of the oedema subsided. In order to differentiate between the primary dilated cardiomyopathy and postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPC), the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination was carried out twice at a 3-month interval, and confirmed the diagnosis of PPC. This case report underlines the role of MRI in detection of PPC.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 9: 942–944

Abstract

We present a case of a 23 year-old pregnant woman, who underwent a cesarian section due to the risk of eclampsia. The patient developed pulmonary oedema due to severe left ventricular impairement. After the standard treatment and a short period of bromocriptine, the symptoms of the oedema subsided. In order to differentiate between the primary dilated cardiomyopathy and postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPC), the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination was carried out twice at a 3-month interval, and confirmed the diagnosis of PPC. This case report underlines the role of MRI in detection of PPC.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 9: 942–944
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Keywords

postpartum cardiomyopathy; pulmonary oedema; magnetic resonance imaging

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Title

Pulmonary oedema — as first symptom of the postpartum cardiomyopathy. The role of cardiac MRI in diagnostic process

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 9 (2011)

Pages

942-944

Published online

2011-09-19

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(9):942-944.

Keywords

postpartum cardiomyopathy
pulmonary oedema
magnetic resonance imaging

Authors

Tomasz Czerski
Dorota Piotrowska-Kownacka

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