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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(7):1415-1419.
Published online July 1, 2003.
A Case of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.
Sung Ho Ahn, Ji Hyun Noh, Tae Eun Kim, Kyoung Chul Kim, Suk Koo Choi, Yong Bong Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is relatively uncommon form of heart failure that occurs from one month before, to 5 months after delivery. The causes of this disease are unknown and mortality rate may be as high as 20-50%. We recently experienced one case of this disease and summarized here with brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Peripartum cardiomyopathy


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