Post-partum cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Tachycardia, bibasal crepitations, hypotensive.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Cardiac silhouette is enlarged. No pleural effusion. No frank pulmonary oedema but the lungs appear congested. 

Case Discussion

This patient was 5 months post-partum, and had experience three months of orthopnoea, persistent dry cough, and palpitations. No previous medical history. 

Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated a severely dilated left ventricle with global hypokinesis and poor coaptation of mitral valve with severe regurgitation.

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Case Information

rID: 47443
Case created: 16th Aug 2016
Last edited: 16th Aug 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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