Enlarged Heart Cited in Pregnancy Deaths

November 18, 2013 8:28 PM

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Enlarged Heart Cited in Pregnancy Deaths

DALLAS – Undiagnosed cardiomyopathy appears to be a leading cause of pregnancy-related cardiovascular mortality, researchers reported here.

Of 209 pregnancy-related deaths in California during the period 2002-2005, Afshan B. Hameed, MD, associate professor of clinical cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues found that 54 of these women died from cardiovascular complications – and 35 ...

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