Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Complicated with Massive Cardioembolic Stroke, a Treatment Challenge

Woo Fui Bee* and Noor Sabarullah Sugiman

Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Malaysia

*Correspondance to: Woo Fui Bee 

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Abstract

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a life-threatening condition affecting women during their late pregnancy or early postpartum period. This clinical entity, till date, has remained as a diagnosis of exclusion. We share our experience in treating a 27 years old lady with PPCM during puerperium. Despite being treated with standard anti-failure therapy, bromocriptine and prophylactic anticoagulation, she developed massive cerebral infarct secondary to left ventricular thrombosis. She underwent a long journey of rehabilitation and suffered severe debilitation.

Keywords:

Peripartum cardiomyopathy; Echocardiography; Heart failure

Citation:

Bee WF, Sugiman NS. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Complicated with Massive Cardioembolic Stroke, a Treatment Challenge. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1943..

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