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Significances of Bioengineering & Biosciences

A Case of Unrecognized Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Which Was Noticed During Emergency Cesarean Section

  • Open or Close Ayşe Gül Ferlengez and Duygu Demiröz Aslan*

    Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul Educational Research Hospital, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Duygu Demiröz Aslan, Istanbul Educational Research Hospital, Org. Abdurrahman Nafiz Gürman Cad Etyemez, Samatya, 34098, Istanbul, Turkey

Submission: June 08, 2018;; Published: July 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/SBB.2018.02.000535

ISSN 2637-8078
Volume2 Issue2


Per partum cardiomyopathy (PPCMP) is a kind of dilated cardiomyopathy seen between the last week of gestation and the postpartum 5th month. PPCMP may be a cause of mortality for the mother and the infant. PPCMP is associated with black race, multi parity, maternal age above 30 years, multiple pregnancy, preeclampsia, eclampsia, family history, obesity, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension, but the underlying cause is not clear [1]. In this case report, we present the diagnosis of per partum cardiomyopathy, anesthetic management, and postoperative intensive care period in a patient who developed pulmonary edema during emergency cesarean operation. We aimed to underline that per partum cardiomyopathy should be remembered among the presumed diagnoses in case of acute pulmonary edema.

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