Peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with complete heart block [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(3): 177-180

Peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with complete heart block

İlknur Can, Akif Düzenli, Bülent Behlül Altunkeser, Ahmet Soylu
Selcuk University Meram School Of Medicine Department Of Cardiology Konya

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.

Keywords: Cardiomyopathies/etiology, heart block/etiology, postpartum period; pregnancy complications, cardiovascular

How to cite this article
İlknur Can, Akif Düzenli, Bülent Behlül Altunkeser, Ahmet Soylu. Peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with complete heart block. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(3): 177-180

Corresponding Author: İlknur Can, Türkiye
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