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Links to important literature

Please find below some important literature on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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A cathepsin D-cleaved 16 kDa form of prolactin mediates postpartum cardiomyopathy.

Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Kaminski K, FESC, Podewski E, Bonda T, Schaefer A, Sliwa K, FESC, Forster O, Quint A, Landmesser U, FESC, Doerries C, Luchtefeld M, Poli V, Schneider MD, Balligand JL, FESC, Desjardins F, Ansari A, Struman I, Nguyen NQ, Zschemisch NH, Klein G, Heusch G, FESC, Schulz R, FESC, Hilfiker A, Drexler H, FESC.
Cell. 2007 Feb 9;128(3):589-600.

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: recent insights in its pathophysiology.

Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Sliwa K, FESC, Drexler H, FESC.
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2008 Jul;18(5):173-9. Review.

Longitudinal Changes in the B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Normal Pregnancy and Postpartum.

Hameed AB, Chan K, FESC, Ghamsary M, Elkayam U.
Clin Cardiol. 2009 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluation of Bromocriptine in the Treatment of Acute Severe Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Sliwa K, Blauwet L, Tibazarwa K, Libhaber E, Smedema JP, Becker A, McMurray J, Yama H, Labidi S, Struman I, Hilfiker-Kleiner D
Circulation 2010;121:1465-1473

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy as a Part of Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
van Spaendonck-Zwarts KY, van Tintelen JP, van Veldhuisen DJ, van der Werf R, Jongbloed JDH, Paulus WJ, Dooijes D, van den Berg MP
Circulation. 2010;121:2169-2175 PPCM-Familial-DC-Circulation-2010.pdf

Prolactin: a new therapeutic target in peripartum cardiomyopathy
Yamac H, Bultmann I, Sliwa K, Hilfiker-Kleiner D
Heart 2010 96: 1352-1357

Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of peripartum cardiomyopathy
A position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on peripartum cardiomyopathy
Sliwa K, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Petrie MC, Mebazaa A, Pieske B, Buchmann E, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Schaufelberger M, Tavazzi L, van Veldhuisen DJ, Watkins H, Shah AJ, Seferovic PM, Elkayam U, PankuweitS, Papp Z, Mouquet F, McMurray JJV
Eur J Heart Fail (2010) 12 (8): 767-778

Unexpected and rapid recovery of left ventricular function in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy: impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy
Frederic Mouquet, Meriem Mostefa Kara, Nicolas Lamblin, Capucine Coulon, Stephane Langlois, Christelle Marquie and Pascal de Groote
Eur J Heart Fail (2012) 14 (5): 526-529

Phenotyping and outcome on contemporary management in a German cohort of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy
A. Haghikia, E. Podewski, E. Libhaber, S. Labidi, D. Fischer, P. Roentgen, D. Tsikas, J. Jordan, R. Lichtinghagen, C. S. von Kaisenberg, I. Struman, N. Bovy, K. Sliwa, J. Bauersachs, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
Basic Res Cardiol (2013) 108:366

EURObservational Research Programme: a worldwide registry on peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) in conjunction with the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on PPCM
Karen Sliwa, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Alexandre Mebazaa, Mark C. Petrie, Aldo P. Maggioni, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Maria Schaufelberger, Luigi Tavazzi, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Jolien W. Roos-Hesslink, Ajay J. Shah, Petar M. Seferovic, Uri Elkayam, Karin van Spaendonck-Zwarts, Katrin Bachelier-Walenta, Frederic Mouquet, Elisabeth Kraigher-Krainer, Roger Hall, Piotr Ponikowski, John J. V. McMurray, Burkert Pieske
Eur J Heart Fail (2014) DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.68