Peri Partum Cardiomyopathy is a distinct syndrome in which heart failure develops in the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery. PPCM has no discrimination. The incidence of this syndrome varies with geographical location and occurs in approximately 1:1300 to 3000 pregnancies in the United States.
Peri Partum Cardiomyopathy is diagnosed when there is no other identifiable cause of heart failure and no heart disease was present before the last month of pregnancy.
Even women in PERFECT health can develop PPCM.
The objective of Peri Partum Cardiomyopathy treatment is to keep extra fluid from accumulating in the lungs and to help the heart recover as fully as possible.
There are several kinds of medications a physician can prescribe to treat symptoms. These medications include:
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