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Definition for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Purpose:

To evaluate a woman for peripartum cardiomyopathy using the definition of Pearson et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, Obstetrics And Gynecology

Objective:

other testing, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

O90.3

Description:

Pearson et al offered a definition for peripartum cardiomyopathy based on the criteria of Demakis and Rahimtoola. The diagnosis can be difficult and requires exclusion of other causes of cardiomyopathy. The authors are from multiple institutions in the United States and England who participated in an NIH Workshop on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in 1997.

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