Case Report
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Witnessed Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Chen Ching-Ling1, Wei Ching-Wen2* and Huang Chi-Cheng3
1RN, ACNP, Department of Cardiology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2RN, ACNP, PhD, Department of Surgery, Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan
3Attending physician, Cardiology Department, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan
*Corresponding Author: Wei Ching-Wen, RN, ACNP, PhD, Department of Surgery, Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan.
Received: September 15, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Witnessed sudden cardiac arrest, is one of the most serious cardiac emergencies which could improve dramatically if treated properly. If a woman present to the hospital with cardiac arrest in the late stage of pregnancy or five months after her delivery, it is very likely that she has peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Since the symptoms of PPCM are similar to the discomforts experienced during pregnancy and lack specificity, the early diagnosis and prevention of PPCM is very difficult. As a result, patients may easily overlook their heart defects during her peripartum period and thus have a poorer prognosis. Therefore, early detection of PPCM in order to avoid life-threatening situations is the biggest challenge in peripartum care. The patient was a 30-year-old pregnant woman without any discomfort symptoms of cardiac during pregnancy and who did not receive any examine about heart function. Unfortunately, the patient happened suddenly witnessed sudden cardiac arrest after 2 months of postpartum. Hope via describes the care experience, it provides first-line health care professionals and nurse practitioners to dig out the impact and risk of the disease for pregnant woman.

Keywords: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; Pregnancy; Cardiac Arrest; Early Detection; Life-Threatening


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Citation: Wei Ching-Wen., et al. “Witnessed Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.3 (2021): 24-29.

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