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Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Introduction

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: A rare condition involving weakening of the heart in the final stages of pregnancy or within five months of giving birth. The cause of the condition is unknown and patients usually have no history of heart disease. The breathing difficulty associated with the condition is often ignored as a normal symptom in the late stages of pregnancy which increases the risk of potentially fatal complications developing. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Peripartum cardiomyopathy is available below.

Symptoms of Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Treatments for Peripartum cardiomyopathy

  • Treatment involves taking medications such as diuretics, ACE inhibitors and beta blockers to treat the heart failure. Full recovery of heart function may take years or longer if another pregnancy occurs before full recovery
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Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Complications

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Causes of Peripartum cardiomyopathy

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely more »

Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease) is linked more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can more »

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Peripartum cardiomyopathy

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Peripartum cardiomyopathy

Prognosis for Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Prompt diagnosis and treatment usually results in a good prognosis even in relatively severe cases.

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Peripartum cardiomyopathy:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Peripartum cardiomyopathy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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