Biventricular Thrombi Associated with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Keywords:Biventricular thrombi, Case studies, Peripartum cardiomyopathy, Bangladesh
A 22-year old woman visited the LAMB Hospital, Parbatipur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh, in February 2010, with exertional dyspnea for three weeks. She had had a normal vaginal delivery four months ago; 2-dimensional echocardiogram showed severe left ventricular dysfunction and biventricular thrombi, which resolved without complications after anticoagulation. Biventricular thrombosis with peripartum cardiomyopathy is quite a rare finding, and its clinical course and proper management is not known. No such case has previously been reported in Bangladesh.
Key words: Biventricular thrombi; Case studies; Peripartum cardiomyopathy; Bangladesh
J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2011 Apr;29(2):178-180