Journal article

A Retrospective Evaluation of Risk of Peripartum Cardiac Dysfunction in Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Malignancies

Lori Chait-Rubinek, Justin A Mariani, Natalie Goroncy, Alan Herschtal, Greg C Wheeler, Mary K Dwyer, John E Seymour, Belinda A Campbell

Cancers | MDPI | Published : 2019


Long-term survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult (AYA) malignancies with past exposure to potentially cardiotoxic treatments are at risk of peripartum cardiac dysfunction. Incidence and risk factors for peripartum cardiac dysfunction and maternal cardiac outcomes in this population were investigated. Eligible long-term survivors were aged <30 years at cancer diagnosis, with ≥1 pregnancy occurring ≥5 years after diagnosis. "Peripartum" cardiac events were defined as occurring within pregnancy or ≤5months after delivery. Cardiac events were classified "symptomatic" or "subclinical". "Peripartum cardiomyopathy" (PPCM) was defined as symptomatic dysfunction without prior cardiac dysf..

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