Diagnostic criteria for peripartum cardiomyopathy

Diagnostic criteria for peripartum cardiomyopathy

Diagnostic criteria for peripartum cardiomyopathy are:

  1. Development of heart failure in the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery
  2. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction with ejection fraction less than 45%
  3. No other identifiable cause for heart failure
  4. No recognized heart disease before the last month of pregnancy

Reference

  1. van Spaendonck-Zwarts KY1, van Tintelen JP, van Veldhuisen DJ, van der Werf R, Jongbloed JD, Paulus WJ, Dooijes D, van den Berg MP. Peripartum cardiomyopathy as a part of familial dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2010 May 25;121(20):2169-75.