Immunosuppression therapy in peripartum myocardiopathy.

E Macieira-Coelho, D Brito, H Madeira


The dramatic clinical recuperation of a thirty years old, Caucasian female, with peripartum cardiomyopathy, treated with azathioprine and prednisolone, is described. The maintenance of the same degree of ventricular dilatation and fractional shortening (14%) on serial echocardiograms inspite of complete regression of cardiac congestion was the most intriguing feature of this clinical case.

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