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Peripartum Cardio

Paripartum Cardiomyopathy

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What are some risk factors for peripartum cardiomyopathy? - Advanced maternal age - African descent - Pre-eclampsia - Use of Tocolytics (particularly Terbutaline) - Obesity - Chronic HTN
What are some S/S of peripartum cardiomyopathy? - SOB - Fatigue - Peripheral or pulmonary edema (due to low LV ejection fraction)
What is the treatment for peripartum cardiomyopathy? - Sodium restriction in diet - Decreased physical activity - Diuretic use - Possibly anticoagulant therapy - In the post partum period, ACEI use
What is peripartum cardiomyopathy? Development of congestive heart failure in the last month of pregnancy or within the first 5 months post partum
Created by: amyrockas