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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2008;55(5):634-638.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2008.55.5.634   
Acute peripartum cardiomyopathy after cesarean section: A case report.
Jae Jun Lee, Joo Sung Kim, Dong Sul Kim, Sung Mi Hwang, Kyung Soon Hong, Eu Sun Ro, So Young Lim
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. iloveu59@hallym.or.kr
2Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
Abstract
We experienced a case of acute postpartum cardiomyopathy after cesarean section. A twin-pregnant woman at 36 weeks gestation showed pregnancy-induced hypertension. After an emergency cesarean section, shortness of breath, paroxysmal dyspnea, hypertension, and tachycardia developed in the recovery room. She was diagnosed with acute peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Key Words: peripartum cardiomyopathy; pregnancy induced hypertension; twin pregnant
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