Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: From Pathophysiology to Management covers the pathophysiology and the heterogenous mode of presentation of PPCM to assist in risk stratification and provide a guide for the acute and long-term management of women affected by this serious condition. Each chapter provides structured figures and practical algorithms as well as prints of electrocardiograms, echocardiographic, MRI images and several case studies throughout. This title is a must have reference for those doing basic research in this area as well as all healthcare providers caring for peripartum women, including obstetricians, general physicians, cardiologists, intensivists, as well as nurses caring for heart failure patients.
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Table of Contents
1. Foreword by editor 2. What is known about etiology and pathophysiology of PPCM? 3. How to diagnose the condition? 4. How to risk stratify women with newly diagnosed PPCM? 5. How to manage a woman presenting with acute PPCM? 6. What needs to be known about longer-term management and prognosis? 7. Is a subsequent pregnancy safe? 8. How to advise on safe delivery and best contraception? 9. What can be learned from the Global Registry on PPCM? 10. What are the gaps in knowledge on PPCM?