A case of peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with complete heart block

Ilknur Can, Akif Düzenli, Bülent Behlül Altunkeser, Ahmet Soylu

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Abstract

A 33-year-old woman presented with unconsciousness and complete heart block 20 days postpartum. On admission, her blood pressure was 70/50 mmHg and heart rate was 30/min. Immediately, a temporary transvenous pacemaker was inserted via the right femoral vein and her blood pressure increased to 100/70 mmHg with restoration of consciousness. Echocardiographic examination showed reduced left ventricular systolic function. The following day, complete heart block resolved spontaneously to sinus rhythm with right bundle branch block. Ten days later, right bundle branch block resolved together with improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction. To our knowledge, a case of peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with complete heart block has not been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalTurk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi
Volume35
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathies/etiology
  • Heart block/etiology
  • Postpartum period
  • Pregnancy complications, cardiovascular

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