An unusual case of peripartum cardiomyopathy manifesting with multiple thrombo-embolic phenomena.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/111
Title:
An unusual case of peripartum cardiomyopathy manifesting with multiple thrombo-embolic phenomena.
Authors:
Ibebuogu, Uzoma N; Thornton, John W; Reed, Guy L
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure with a reported incidence of 1 per 3000 to 1 per 4000 live births and a fatality rate of 20%-50%. Onset is usually between the last month of pregnancy and up to 5 months postpartum in previously healthy women. Although viral, autoimmune and idiopathic factors may be contributory, its etiology remains unknown. PPCM initially presents with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure and rarely with thrombo-embolic complications. We report an unusual case of PPCM in a previously healthy postpartum woman who presented with an acute abdomen due to unrecognized thromboemboli of the abdominal organs. This case illustrates that abdominal pain in PPCM may not always result from hepatic congestion as previously reported, but may occur as a result of thromboemboli to abdominal organs. Further research is needed to determine the true incidence of thromboemboli in PPCM.
Citation:
Thromb J. 2007 Oct 29; 5:18
Issue Date:
31-Dec-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/111
DOI:
10.1186/1477-9560-5-18
PubMed ID:
17967197
PubMed Central ID:
PMC2169208
Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1477-9560
Appears in Collections:
Department of Medicine Faculty: Research and Presentations

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dc.contributor.authorIbebuogu, Uzoma Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorThornton, John Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorReed, Guy Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-24T22:03:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-24T22:03:21Z-
dc.date.issued2007-12-31en_US
dc.identifier.citationThromb J. 2007 Oct 29; 5:18en_US
dc.identifier.issn1477-9560en_US
dc.identifier.pmid17967197en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1477-9560-5-18en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/111-
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure with a reported incidence of 1 per 3000 to 1 per 4000 live births and a fatality rate of 20%-50%. Onset is usually between the last month of pregnancy and up to 5 months postpartum in previously healthy women. Although viral, autoimmune and idiopathic factors may be contributory, its etiology remains unknown. PPCM initially presents with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure and rarely with thrombo-embolic complications. We report an unusual case of PPCM in a previously healthy postpartum woman who presented with an acute abdomen due to unrecognized thromboemboli of the abdominal organs. This case illustrates that abdominal pain in PPCM may not always result from hepatic congestion as previously reported, but may occur as a result of thromboemboli to abdominal organs. Further research is needed to determine the true incidence of thromboemboli in PPCM.en_US
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dc.titleAn unusual case of peripartum cardiomyopathy manifesting with multiple thrombo-embolic phenomena.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2169208en_US
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