Peripartum Cardiomyopathy During Puerperium in a Pregnancy Complicated by Severe Pre-Eclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and Acute Renal Failure: A Case Report

Junjie Wang, Lay Kok Tan


We report a case of antenatal severe pre-eclampsia which was complicated by postpartum HELLP syndrome, acute kidney injury and postpartum cardiomyopathy. A 35-year-old patient in her 34th week of gestation underwent a cesarean section in view of severe pre-eclampsia. She developed HELLP syndrome postpartum, which was complicated by acute kidney injury. After the resolution of HELLP syndrome and improvement of her kidney function, she developed postpartum cardiomyopathy.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(11):498-500


Cardiomyopathy; Pre-eclampsia; Pregnancy

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