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Risk for life-threatening arrhythmia in newly diagnosed peripartum cardiomyopathy with low ejection fraction: a German multi-centre analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Research in Cardiology, March 2017
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Title
Risk for life-threatening arrhythmia in newly diagnosed peripartum cardiomyopathy with low ejection fraction: a German multi-centre analysis
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Clinical Research in Cardiology, March 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00392-017-1090-5
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David Duncker, Ralf Westenfeld, Torsten Konrad, Tobias Pfeffer, Carlos A. Correia de Freitas, Roman Pfister, Dierk Thomas, Alexander Fürnkranz, René P. Andrié, Andreas Napp, Jörn Schmitt, Laszlo Karolyi, Reza Wakili, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Johann Bauersachs, Christian Veltmann

Abstract

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare cardiomyopathy characterized by an acute reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Sudden deaths during the course of PPCM are reported to be elevated, the underlying mechanisms remains unknown. The aim of the present multi-centre study was to evaluate the arrhythmia burden in a multi-centre approach in patients with PPCM using a wearable cardioverter/defibrillator (WCD). Forty-nine patients from 16 German centres with newly diagnosed PPCM and LVEF ≤35% receiving a WCD were included in this retrospective analysis. Mean follow-up was 15 ± 10 months. At diagnosis, mean age was 33 ± 5 years, parity was 2.1 ± 1.6, LVEF was 21 ± 7%, NYHA functional class was 3.4 ± 0.7. Mean wear time was 120 ± 106 days, mean wear time per day was 21.4 ± 3.3 h. Six (12%) patients presented eight ventricular tachyarrhythmias during WCD period: five episodes of VF, two sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) and one non-sustained VT occurred. This multicentre study underpins the elevated risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with newly diagnosed PPCM and reduced LVEF. A WCD should be considered for 3-6 months in these patients to prevent sudden cardiac death from ventricular tachyarrhythmias.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 30%
Unspecified 4 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 15%
Lecturer 2 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 5%
Other 4 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 65%
Unspecified 4 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 July 2019.
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