I was wondering what information you have concerning women who have had
PERIPARTUM CARDIOMYOPATHY. I have since regained all heart function. And coming
off the medication. I think that I am pregnant and was wondering what are
the chances of PPCM happening again?
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a term used for two groups of patients. In one group, a cause for the heart failure, such as pre-eclampsia and hypertension or a heart value problem, is present. In the second group, no explanation for the heart failure was found and the presumed cause is damage to the heart muscle.
The outlook is better in the first than in the second situation. Cardiomyopathy carries a significant risk for recurrence in future pregnancies. Pregnancy is not recommended at all in someone who still has cardiac enlargement. Recurrent cardiomyopathy has a high mortality.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN TO CONFIRM WHETHER YOU ARE PREGNANT AND TO DISCUSS THE MEANING OF PREGNANCY IN YOUR CASE.
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