cardiomyopathy

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cardiomyopathy

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Thu Oct 04, 2007 09:37 am

i was 22 when i gave birth. i was diagnosed 4 days after delivery. after treatment for eclampsia i had a heart attack. now i have cardiomyopathy. what causes this to happen and what could have been some indicators along the way.
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Re : cardiomyopathy

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Thu Oct 04, 2007 09:39 am

There is little information here, so this patient should discuss her particular case with the physician who treated her. My remarks are generic.

Cardiomyopathy of pregnancy is a failure (usually temporary) of the heart muscle to function normally that could be genetic, viral or something else that usually responds to medication; it does have a chance of recurring in a subsequent pregnancy. It has no known relationship for cause to eclampsia that I know of. Most of the cases I have treated present rather suddenly without much advance notice and respond to treatment--obviously this patient did. In a future pregnancy--if she chooses to risk it--her docs likely will monitor her progress with frequent assessments of cardiac ejection fractions (done by echo) and treat accordingly.
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