Margaret Harper

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Cardiomyopathy in pregnancy

Cardiomyopathy in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence The hemodynamic changes that accompany pregnancy place increased workload on the heart. Prepartum During pregnancy the following hemodynamic changes occur and peak at the beginning of the third trimester: intravascular volume increases by 1500-1600 ml; heart rate and stroke volume increase, resulting…

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