Morbidly Obese Complex Obstetrical Patient with Undiagnosed Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Development of Flash Pulmonary Edema in PACU

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/954
Title:
Morbidly Obese Complex Obstetrical Patient with Undiagnosed Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Development of Flash Pulmonary Edema in PACU
Authors:
Donald, Ranita R.; Crews, Lindsay K
Abstract:
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder of uncertain etiology. Virchow and Porack first recognized the relationship between heart failure and pregnancy in the 1870s when they noted myocardial degeneration in patients who died in the postpartum period. PPCM was first described as a distinctive cardiomyopathy in 1937 by Gouley et al. Since then, much has been learned about this disease process, and better treatment options now exist. Incidence varies greatly worldwide. Reports suggest an incidence of 1 case per 299 live births in Haiti, 1 per 1000 in South Africa, and 1 per 3000-4000 in the United States. Reported mortality rates are between 18% and 56%. A latent form of PPCM has also been described. Here we describe a case of latent PPCM in a morbidly obese patient who developed dramatic flash pulmonary edema in the postanesthesia care unit.
Publisher:
International Anesthesia Research Society
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/954
Language:
en_US
Series/Report no.:
IARS;2010-I01
Appears in Collections:
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine: Faculty Research and Presentaions

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dc.contributor.authorDonald, Ranita R.-
dc.contributor.authorCrews, Lindsay K-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T04:16:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-27T04:16:00Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/954-
dc.description.abstractPeripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder of uncertain etiology. Virchow and Porack first recognized the relationship between heart failure and pregnancy in the 1870s when they noted myocardial degeneration in patients who died in the postpartum period. PPCM was first described as a distinctive cardiomyopathy in 1937 by Gouley et al. Since then, much has been learned about this disease process, and better treatment options now exist. Incidence varies greatly worldwide. Reports suggest an incidence of 1 case per 299 live births in Haiti, 1 per 1000 in South Africa, and 1 per 3000-4000 in the United States. Reported mortality rates are between 18% and 56%. A latent form of PPCM has also been described. Here we describe a case of latent PPCM in a morbidly obese patient who developed dramatic flash pulmonary edema in the postanesthesia care unit.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInternational Anesthesia Research Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIARS;2010-I01-
dc.subjectAnesthesiaen_US
dc.subjectPeripartum cardiomyopathyen_US
dc.titleMorbidly Obese Complex Obstetrical Patient with Undiagnosed Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Development of Flash Pulmonary Edema in PACUen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicineen_US
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