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Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of peripartum cardiomyopathy: a position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a cause of pregnancy-associated heart failure. It typically develops during the last month of, and up to 6 months after, pregnancy in women without known cardiovascular disease. The present position statement offers a state-of-the-art summary of what is known about risk factors for potential pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical presentation of, and diagnosis and management of PPCM. A high index of suspicion is required for the diagnosis, as shortness of ...

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10.1093/eurjhf/hfq120

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Hilfiker-Kleiner, D More by this author
Petrie, MC More by this author
Mebazaa, A More by this author
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Journal:
European journal of heart failure
Volume:
12
Issue:
8
Pages:
767-778
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1879-0844
ISSN:
1388-9842
URN:
uuid:b07c53d8-6dff-4e26-9a57-4fe51c691730
Source identifiers:
104329
Local pid:
pubs:104329

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