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Anesthetic Management and Outcomes of Parturients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy in an Academic Center

Ituk, U.S.; Habib, A.S.; Polin, C.M.; Allen, T.K.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479489.49720.a2
Epidemiologic Reports, Surveys
Commentary

(Can J Anesth. 2015;62:278–288)

Cardiomyopathy is increasing as a cause of maternal death, up from 8% in 1991 to 1997 to over 12% in 1998 to 2005. A 2002 study in North Carolina showed cardiomyopathy to be the leading cause of maternal death, accounting for >20% of deaths.

Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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