International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Presenting with Pulmonary Edema: A Rare Case Report

Mohammad Junaid Kameli | Chandrayya Achanna Kante

Abstract: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a dilated cardiomyopathy defined as systolic cardiac heart failure in the last month of pregnancy or within five months of delivery. Risk factors include multiparity, advanced maternal age, multiple pregnancies, pre - eclampsia, chronic hypertension, smoking, alcoholism, malnutrition, and long - term tocolysis. Its diagnosis is often delayed because its symptoms closely resemble those within the normal spectrum of pregnancy and the postpartum period. When PPCM is misdiagnosed or its diagnosis is delayed, the consequences are deadly with high mortality rate. Such a case is reported where a 6th gravida presented with pulmonary edema in ER requiring invasive mechanical ventilation undergone lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) later diagnosed as PPCM.

Keywords: Peripartum cardiomyopathy; Echocardiography; Heart failure, pulmonary edema, mechanical ventilation

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,

Pages: 27 - 29

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