Fertility Treatment, Pregnancy Heart Issue Linked?

The study shows that the risk of a particular kind of heart failure that happens in pregnancy, peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), is five times higher in women who have fertility treatment,
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Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Chihiro Takuwa-Shiomi, Masataka Ogiso, Toshiaki Isogai, Ken Kato, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Takahiro Kiriu, Ai Masukawa, Hiroshi Niinami, Nobuhisa HagiwaraAbstractPeripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disorder in which left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and symptoms of heart failure (HF) occur in the peripartum period. The time to potential recovery from severe remodeling of ventricular function is difficult to predict. Although lack of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is reporte...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this study, we report a case of a woman who presented with persistent AT, which lead to heart failure, during early pregnancy. She underwent successful catheter ablation using CartoSound and electroanatomic mapping without fluoroscopy. An electrophysiology (EP) study confirmed a focal LAA tachycardia. Soon after, left ventricular function of her heart normalized, and the patient successfully delivered a healthy child.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Daisuke Sunohara, Hirohiko Motoki, Tatsuya Saigusa, Soichiro Ebisawa, Ayako Okada, Hirofumi Ando, Midori Sato, Koichiro KuwaharaAbstractAcute lymphocytic myocarditis in pregnancy is rare, with no established management guidelines to date. A 40-year-old woman at 34 weeks of gestation complained of shortness of breath upon exertion. An electrocardiogram revealed broad ST elevation, and echocardiography showed diffuse impairment of left ventricular contractility. The patient was immediately transferred to our hospital for suspected ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy diagnosed in the last month of pregnancy or up to five months postpartum in the absence of other underlying etiology. PPCM can result in cardiogenic shock or end-stage heart failure requiring mechanical circulatory support (MCS). It is unclear if there are any racial discrepancies in outcomes of patients requiring MCS.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 255 Source Type: research
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure (HF) afflicting 1 in every 968 pregnancies and one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity in the United States. Women with PPCM are often counseled to avoid subsequent pregnancy based on limited data. Preconception evaluation (PCE) with stress echocardiography (SE) may allow clinicians to risk stratify patients with cardiomyopathy (CM) and guide therapies to improve pregnancy outcomes.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 259 Source Type: research
Authors: Sakota M, Tatebe S, Sugimura K, Aoki T, Yamamoto S, Sato H, Kikuchi N, Konno R, Terui Y, Satoh K, Tezuka Y, Morimoto R, Saito M, Kuniyoshi S, Shimokawa H Abstract Congestive heart failure (CHF) is rare during pregnancy. We herein report a 35-year-old woman who developed CHF with severe left ventricular dysfunction at 35 weeks' gestation. She underwent emergency Caesarean section followed by intensive-care treatment for CHF. The diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome (CS) caused by adrenal adenoma was confirmed by endocrinological examinations and histology after adrenalectomy. She was discharged on heart failure ...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a potentially life ‐threatening condition typically presenting as heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in the last month of pregnancy or in the months following delivery in women without another known cause of heart failure. This updated position statement summarizes the knowledge about pathophysiolo gical mechanisms, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of PPCM. As shortness of breath, fatigue and leg oedema are common in the peripartum period, a high index of suspicion is required to not miss the diagnosis. Measurement of natriuretic peptides,...
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Position Paper Source Type: research
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
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TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 -- The risk of a pregnancy-related type of heart failure is five times higher for women who undergo fertility treatment than those who conceive naturally, a new study says. The condition is called peripartum cardiomyopathy...
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Abstract Anthracycline-associated cardiomyopathy and peripartum cardiomyopathy are nonischemic cardiomyopathies that often afflict previously healthy young patients; both diseases have been well described since at least the 1970s and both occur in the settings of predictable stressors (ie, cancer treatment and pregnancy). Despite this, the precise mechanisms and the ability to reliably predict who exactly will go on to develop cardiomyopathy and heart failure in the face of anthracycline exposure or childbirth have proven elusive. For both cardiomyopathies, recent advances in basic and molecular sciences have illu...
Source: Circulation Research - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ Res Source Type: research
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