Postpartum cardiomyopathy

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What is postpartum cardiomyopathy?

Postpartum cardiomyopathy is a form of dilated cardiomyopathy that leads to deterioration in heart function because the heart muscle cannot contract forcefully enough to pump adequate amounts of blood. It may start between the last month of pregnancy and up to five months after delivery.

Common symptoms reported by people with postpartum cardiomyopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with postpartum cardiomyopathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with postpartum cardiomyopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with postpartum cardiomyopathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for postpartum cardiomyopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with postpartum cardiomyopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has postpartum cardiomyopathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 3
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from postpartum cardiomyopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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