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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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  • Dyspnea (Difficulty in breathing)
  • Cough
  • Orthopnea (Difficulty in breathing when lying down)
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (Difficulty in breathing at night)
  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Hemoptysis (Coughing up of bood)
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain

Other signs of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy


  • Increased blood pressure
  • Edema (swelling of the feet and legs)
  • Heart murmur
  • Cardiomegaly (enlarged heart)

Source: Lampert, Mark B., and Lang, Roberto M., "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy," American Heart Journal, 1995, Vol. 130, p. 863.
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