Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy Following Cesarean Delivery with Hemorrhagic Shock: A Case Report
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine (대한중환자의학회지)
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine (대한중환자의학회지), Vol.26(1) : 34~37, 2011
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is a recently described acute and transient cardiomyopathy with typical left ventricular apical ballooning mimicking the clinical scenario of an acute myocardial infarction. Cesarean delivery causes intense emotional and physical stresses, which may precipitate stress-induced cardiomyopathy. We report a case presenting stress-induced cardiomyopathy occurring during ICU care in the early postpartum period following cesarean delivery.