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Critical Care in Obstetrics Course 2023: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) (No CME)

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This Critical Care in Obstetrics Online Course topic consists of the following:

Pre-test Quiz


Lecture Slides

Post-test Quiz

Upon completion of the components in this topic, the learner will be able to:

1.Review current epidemiology of  peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)

2.pathophysiology of PPCM

3.Discuss signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of  PPCM

4.Discuss management and prognosis of  PPCM


Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Pre-Test Quiz
6 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/6 points to pass
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Lecture Slides
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Lecture
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Lecturer: Leo R. Brancazio, MD Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC There are no conflicts of interest to disclose. Lecture Objectives 1- Review current epidemiology of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM). 2- Understand pathophysiology of PPCM. 3- Be able to discuss signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of PPCM. 4- Understand the management and prognosis of PPCM. References 1. Elkayam U. Clinical characteristics of peripartum cardiomyopathy in the United States: diagnosis, prognosis, and management. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 9;58(7):659-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.03.047. Review. PubMed PMID: 21816300 2. Bhattacharyya A, Basra SS, Sen P, Kar B. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: a review. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012;39(1):8-16. Review. PubMed PMID: 22412221; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3298938. 3. Blauwet LA, Cooper LT. Diagnosis and management of peripartum cardiomyopathy. Heart. 2011 Dec;97(23):1970-81. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300349. PubMed PMID: 22058286. 4. Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Struman I, Hoch M, Podewski E, Sliwa K. 16-kDa prolactin and bromocriptine in postpartum cardiomyopathy. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2012 Sep;9(3):174-82. doi: 10.1007/s11897-012-0095-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 22729360. 5. Cruz MO, Briller J, Hibbard JU. Update on peripartum cardiomyopathy. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2010 Jun;37(2):283-303. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2010.02.003. Review. PubMed PMID: 20685554.
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Case Study
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/5 points to pass
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Post-Test Quiz
6 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  5/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  5/6 points to pass