Pregnancy-induced severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Clin Cardiol. 1998 Nov;21(11):848-50. doi: 10.1002/clc.4960211114.


This paper reports the first case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) that developed postpartum congestive heart failure (CHF) and severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. Review of the literature and clinical implications are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Failure / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnostic imaging
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*