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Postpartum cardiomyopathy and endocrinopathy
  1. Oscar Jolobe
  1. Division of medicine, Manchester Medical Society, Manchester, Lancashire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Oscar Jolobe, Manchester Medical Society, Manchester M13 9PL, UK; oscarjolobe{at}

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The wide-ranging discussion of the aetiopathogenesis of postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)1 would be incomplete if no mention were made of the association of PPCM and endocrinopathy.2–5 In some cases the association appears to occur on an autoimmune basis, arguably due to the fact that PPCM is sometimes characterised by the sera which contain high titres of autoantibodies against human cardiac tissue proteins that …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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