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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 29, No. 2, 2011, pp. 178-180
Bioline Code: hn11022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2011, pp. 178-180

 en Biventricular Thrombi Associated with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Kim, Dong-Yeon; Islam, Saidul; Mondal, Nelson Taposh; Mussell, Felicity & Rauchholz, Matthea


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.

Biventricular thrombi; Case studies; Peripartum cardiomyopathy; Bangladesh

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