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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Associated Arrhythmias: A Contemporary Review
  • Ramzi Ibrahim,
  • Preethi William,
  • Justin Lee
Ramzi Ibrahim
Banner University Medical Center Tucson

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Preethi William
Banner University Medical Center Tucson
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Justin Lee
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
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Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy that most commonly affects women in the third trimester of pregnancy or in the first five months of the postpartum period. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is associated with a myriad of different findings on electrocardiograms. There is also a risk of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular arrhythmias. This review discusses the prevalence and management of tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias in peripartum cardiomyopathy.