Predictors of prognosis in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy
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CitationDuran, N. E., Güneş, H., Duran, İ., Biteker, M. ve Özkan, M. (2008). Predictors of prognosis in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 101(2), s. 137-140.
Objectives: To evaluate the long-term follow-up results of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and assess the echocardiographic findings relating to prognosis at time of diagnosis. Methods: Thirty-three patients diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy and hospitalized between 1995 and 2007 were analyzed. Initial echocardiographic data were recorded and long-term clinical status was evaluated. Results: Eight (24%) patients recovered completely, 10 (30%) died, 2 (6%) underwent heart transplants, and 13 (39%) were left with persistent left ventricular dysfunction. Cut-off values for initial left ventricular end-systolic diameter (< or =5.5 cm) and left ventricular ejection fraction (>27%) were obtained from patients who had completely recovered. Conclusion: Cut-off values for initial left ventricular ejection fraction of >27% and left ventricular end-systolic diameter of < or =5.5 cm may predict recovery of left ventricle function.
SourceInternational Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Makale Koleksiyonu