Long-Term Outcomes of Women With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Having Subsequent Pregnancies

A retrospective reivew of 45 women who had  78 subsequent pregnancies after being diagnosed with PPCM. Adverse outcomes - mainly heart failure and recurrence of PPCM-  were more common in women who had a subsequent pregnancy without recovered LV function compared to women who had a subsequent pregnancy with a recovered ejection fraction (53% of subsequent pregnancies in women without recovered ejection fraction compared to 20% of subsequent preganancies in women who had recovered LVEF). 

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Pavida Pachariyanon MD, Hari Bogabathina MD, Keerthish Jaisingh MD, Morni Modi BS, MS, Kalgi Modi MD 

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology