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Peripartum cardiomyopathy with recovery in a patient with coincidental Eisenmenger ventricular septal defect.
  1. C M Oakley,
  2. P Nihoyannopoulos
  1. Department of Medicine (Clinical Cardiology), Hammersmith Hospital, London.


    Severe pulmonary vascular disease was found during pregnancy in a 31 year old woman with a large ventricular septal defect. Three months after delivery peripartum cardiomyopathy with severe biventricular failure developed. This was a chance association. Recovery of ventricular function was slow but was complete two years later. There was no advance in the pulmonary vascular disease.

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