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An Outlook on: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Peripartum cardiomyopathy also known as postpartum cardiomyopathy. This condition is an uncommon form of heart failure which happens during the later stages of pregnancy. This condition weakens the heart muscle and heart gets enlarged.
Diagnosis: Peripartum cardiomyopathy may be difficult to diagnose due to mimicking symptoms of heart failure those of third trimester pregnancy, such as swelling in the feet and legs, and shortness of breath. More extreme cases emphasize severe shortness of breath and prolonged swelling after delivery.
Some of the imaging tests can also view potential lung damage. Tests may include: ·X-ray of the entire chest ·CT scan for precised pictures of the heart ·Nuclear heart scan to show heart chambers ·Echocardiogram
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is diagnosed when the following three criteria are  met: ·Heart failure develops in the last months of pregnancy ·Heart pumping function is reduced, with an ejection fraction (EF) less than 45% ·No other cause for heart failure with…

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