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Year 2023 - Volume 33 - Issue 1

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A Rare Case of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Followed Up for Intracardiac Thrombus and Sudden Embolism of Right Coronary Artery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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JCOG. 2023;33(1):50-5
DOI: 10.5336/jcog.2022-95103
Article Language: EN
Copyright Ⓒ 2020 by Türkiye Klinikleri. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare disease with high mortality in which dilated heart failure occurs in the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery, without any other etiology or pre-existing heart disease. Sometimes, it may present with intracardiac thrombus and associated life-threatening embolic complications. Here, we will present the management of a 28-year-old patient who was diagnosed with PPCM and intracardiac thrombus immediately after delivery and was followed up in the intensive care unit, in which an inferior myocardial infarction was detected in the electrocardiogram taken for sudden onset chest pain. Although peripheral thromboembolism is occasionally detected in PPCM patients with intracardiac thrombus, coronary embolisms is not common. Presentation with coronary embolism in patients with PPCM has been described in only 4 cases in the literature, but to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case to describe embolism to the right coronary artery.
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