A syndrome occurring in mothers in the last trimester of pregnancy or during the first two months after delivery. It consists of dyspnea, precordial pain, congestive heart failure (left-sided first, then right-sided), triple rhythm, tachycardia, pulmonary embolism, and transient hypertension. Gastrointestinal symptoms are nausea and vomiting. Aetiology unknown. Familial occurrence has been reported.
- E. Hull, E. Hafkesbring:
Toxic post-partal heart disease.
The New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, 1937, 89: 550-557.
- R. M. Woolford:
Post-partum myocardosis. Ohio Medical Journal, 1952, 48: 924-930.
- W. R. Meadows:
Idiopathic myocardial failure in the last trimester of pregnancy and the puerperium.
Circulation, Dallas, Texas, 1957, 15: 903-914.