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Magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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Title: Magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Authors: Kawano, Hiroaki / Tsuneto, Akira / Koide, Yuji / Tasaki, Hirofumi / Sueyoshi, Eijun / Sakamoto, Ichiro / Hayashi, Tomayoshi
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2008
Publisher: Japanese Society of Internal Medicine / 日本内科学会
Citation: Internal medicine, 47(2), pp.97-102; 2008
Abstract: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a form of heart failure that affects women late in pregnancy or early in peripartum. The present report describes a case of a patient with PPCM demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with late gadolinium enhancement of the left ventricle (LV). The late gadolinium enhancement of MRI improved associated with recovery of cardiac function. Endomyocardial biopsy showed mild cell infiltration and fibrosis. Thus, MRI may be useful for the evaluation of myocardial damage and to predict the outcome of PPCM.
Keywords: heart failure / myocarditis / pregnancy / lymphocyte / magnetic resonance imaging
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22507
ISSN: 09182918
PubMed ID: 18195498
Rights: Copyright (c) 2008 by The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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