Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a weakness of the heart muscles which develops at the end stage of pregnancy till five months after delivery. Palpitations, chest pain, fatigue, tiredness, shortness of breath, swelling of limbs, etc., are the symptoms of peripartum cardiomyopathy.
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Query: Hi doctor, My sister was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy during her pregnancy. Her age is 31 years and weight is 121 pounds. She delivered a baby girl through normal delivery. 2D echo report says 20% to 25% heart function (LVF). But she is not having any external symptoms like swelling, bre... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I answer your questions in detail, I would like to tell you that if she is totally symptom-free and her ejection fraction (EF) is 20 to 25%, please do get another echo (echocardiogram) done from an independent reliable source to confirm the diagnosis. The condition... Read Full »