Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82--83

Ventricular tachycardia revealing a peripartum cardiomyopathy in a 33-year-old new mother


Jospin Karel Bassakouahou Makani1, Suzy Gisele Kimbally Kaky2, Meo Stephane Ikama2, Christian Michel Kouala Landa1 
1 Department of Cardiology, Teaching Hospital of Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo
2 Department of Cardiology, Teaching Hospital of Brazzaville; Department of Medicine, Faculty Health Science, Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Congo

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jospin Karel Bassakouahou Makani
Department of Cardiology, Teaching Hospital of Brazzaville, Brazzaville
Congo

We report a case of ventricular tachycardia due to peripartum cardiomyopathy in a 33-year-old woman. The clinical symptomatology was dominated by recurrent palpitations. Doppler echocardiography revealed dilated cardiac chambers and a left ventricular ejection fraction at 30%. Treatment with amiodarone led to cardioversion. Furosemide and captopril have been used to treat heart failure.


How to cite this article:
Makani JK, Kaky SG, Ikama MS, Kouala Landa CM. Ventricular tachycardia revealing a peripartum cardiomyopathy in a 33-year-old new mother.Nig J Cardiol 2020;17:82-83


How to cite this URL:
Makani JK, Kaky SG, Ikama MS, Kouala Landa CM. Ventricular tachycardia revealing a peripartum cardiomyopathy in a 33-year-old new mother. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jul 24 ];17:82-83
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