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Rare disease
Reversible cushing dilated cardiomyopathy mimicking peripartum cardiomyopathy with successful subsequent pregnancy
  1. Rashed Al Banna1,
  2. Aysha Husain2,
  3. Jalila Al Aali3,
  4. Khalid Ebrahim3,
  5. AbdulAziz Mohammed4
  1. 1Medical Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  2. 2Cardiology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  3. 3Internal Medicine Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  4. 4Orthopedics Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rashed Al Banna, abdullarashed{at}yahoo.com

Summary

A 29-year-old lady G4P3A0 has been admitted in her last trimester with features of peripartum cardiomyopathy. She was treated accordingly with comprehensive antifailure therapy. She lost follow-up but reappeared 12 weeks later with further deterioration of her heart failure, severe depression and osteoporotic multiple lumbar fractures. She turned to be having Cushing syndrome secondary to adrenal adenoma. Post adrenalectomy all her symptoms subsided and her cardiac function fully recovered as shown by stress echocardiography. She reconceived with uneventful pregnancy and delivery.

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