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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-93

Emergency cesarean section in peripartum cardiomyopathy

Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

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M.V.S. Satya Prakash
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.103386

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is defined as onset of acute heart failure without demonstrable cause in last trimester of pregnancy or within the first 6 months after delivery. We report a case of PPCM with left ventricular ejection fraction less than 25% who had reported to us at 38 weeks of gestation for emergency caesarean section managed with graded epidural anaesthesia. PPCM is a form of dilated cadiomyopathy with left ventricular systolic dysfunction that results in signs and symptoms of heart failure.

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