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Archive Results for July 2012


Hypothermia treatment for peripartum cardiomyopathy by Jeanee Andrewartha

It sounds like the work of a novelist or science fiction but in a real life story of survival, a woman who goes into heart failure during pregnancy has a heart attack, is shocke...

Bromocriptine Treatment Peri / Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) by Jeanee Andrewartha

The use of bromocriptine to treat severe cases of PPCM remains controversial and has not been fully studied. In a medical journey, there is a report of a woman with PPCM and in ...

LVAD Implantation Peri and Post partum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) by Jeanee Andrewartha

Women with PPCM are generally given a few months to recover before further intervention like ICD or LVAD are implanted. An LVAD is a heart pump that is operated with a battery t...

Peri and Post partum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Symptoms by Jeanee Andrewartha

Below is a video from the UPMC discussing why it is important to know the signs of heart failure in pregnancy. PPCM is a diagnosis of exclusion and it affects from 1 in ...

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