Improving outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy

Dalzell, J. R., Cannon, J. A., Simpson, J., Gardner, R. S. and Petrie, M. C. (2015) Improving outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 13(6), pp. 665-671. (doi:10.1586/14779072.2015.1040767) (PMID:25927492)

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Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare condition with a diverse spectrum of potential outcomes, ranging from frequent complete recovery to fulminant heart failure and death. The pathogenesis of PPCM is not well understood, and relatively little is known about its incidence and prevalence. PPCM is often under-recognised in the clinical setting. Early investigation and diagnosis with subsequent expert management may improve outcomes. The development of registries will allow this condition to be better characterised and may help answer crucial questions regarding its optimal medical and surgical management. This paper reviews the potential approaches to improve outcomes in patients with PPCM.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Petrie, Professor Mark
Authors: Dalzell, J. R., Cannon, J. A., Simpson, J., Gardner, R. S., and Petrie, M. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:1477-9072
ISSN (Online):1744-8344
Published Online:30 April 2015

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