An audit of peripartum cardiomyopathy at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital: 2004 - 2011

Sudhir Prithipal, T Ibrahim

Abstract


1. To identify all patients diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) between 2004-2011.

 

2. To describe common features amongst patients with respect to demographics, presentation, treatment and outcome.

 

3. Determine the poor prognostic features in terms of mortality.

 

4. To determine the incidence of HIV in this group and its impact on mortality.