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(European Heart Journal[TA])
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  • Cardiogenic shock complicating peripartum cardiomyopathy: Importance of early left ventricular unloading and bromocriptine therapy. [Journal Article]
  • EHEur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care 2018 May 01; :2048872618777876
  • Sieweke JT, Pfeffer TJ, … Bauersachs J
  • CONCLUSIONS: Mechanical circulatory support in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock complicating peripartum cardiomyopathy was associated with a 30-day survival of 100% and a favourable outcome. Notably, early left ventricular unloading combined with bromocriptine therapy was associated with left ventricular recovery. Therefore, an immediate transfer to a tertiary hospital experienced in mechanical circulatory support in combination with bromocriptine treatment seems indispensable for successful treatment of peripartum cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiogenic shock.
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