Objectives: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that compared levels of molecular biomarkers in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) to those in healthy pregnant and postpartum women to: 1) assess the evidence for prolactin metabolism in PPCM, 2) ascertain the evidence for biomarkers of iron deficiency in PPCM , 3) identify other biomarkers associated with PPCM.
Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the G...Expand abstract
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of prolactin and iron deficiency in peripartum cardiomyopathy
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