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A case of fatal peri-partum cardiomyopathy
  1. R. A. C. Hughes*,
  2. P. Kapur,
  3. G. C. Sutton,
  4. M. Honey
  1. Cardiac Department, Brompton Hospital, London
  2. Pathology Department, Brompton Hospital, London


    A case of fatal cardiomyopathy presenting in the puerperium is described. Despite extensive investigation and post-mortem examination no aetiological factor was found. The diagnosis of specific peri-partum cardiomyopathy is discussed.

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    • * Present address: Department of Medicine, Guy's Hospital, London S.E.1.

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