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Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon, pregnancy-related form of dilated cardiomyopathy that is associated with development of new-onset left ventricular dysfunction. Its etiology is presently unknown, but current standard of care involves the use of typical drug therapy for the treatment of heart failure. Pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy (PACM) is a similar condition that refers to patients who develop such symptoms prior to the last month of pregnancy. We report the case of a nulliparous Caucasian female who develops early, severe PACM during her first pregnancy with postpartum persistence of New York Heart Association class II-III symptoms despite medical therapy. The use of the novel heart failure agent, sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), is initiated with near-complete resolution of her symptoms.
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Case Reports in Cardiology, v. 2017, art. 9561405
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Gaddipati, Vamsi C.; Patel, Aarti A.; and Cohen, Adam J., "The Use of a Novel Heart Failure Agent in the Treatment of Pregnancy-Associated Cardiomyopathy" (2017). Internal Medicine Faculty Publications. 86.