Interest of Ventricular Assist Device in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, a Case Report and Review Article*


We report a case of severe post partum cadiomyopathy in severe cardiogenic shock, treated successfully and urgently with the implantation of Left Ventricular Assist device. The patient recovered a normal left ventricle function shortly after implantation. This case illustrates the crucial place of left ventricular assist device in severe post partum cardiomyopathy as a bridge to recovery as well as a bridge to transplantation.

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Hamdan, R. , Nassar, P. , Zein, A. , Ali, F. , Issa, M. , Chaar, M. and Saab, M. (2013) Interest of Ventricular Assist Device in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, a Case Report and Review Article*. World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 3, 58-62. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2013.32010.

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