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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017, Article ID 3670520, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3670520
Case Report

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Presenting as Bradycardia

1Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
2Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Elisabeth Codsi; ude.oyam@htebasile.isdoc

Received 7 December 2016; Accepted 1 January 2017; Published 1 February 2017

Academic Editor: Erich Cosmi

Copyright © 2017 Elisabeth Codsi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a disease that typically affects young otherwise healthy women. As PPCM is associated with significant mortality, timely diagnosis is necessary to ensure appropriate care. To our knowledge, this represents the first reported case of PPCM presenting as symptomatic bradycardia. We describe the patient’s clinical presentation and relevant findings and review the potential etiology and ramifications of bradycardia in patients with PPCM.