Cardiomyopathy - peripartum
- Feeling of racing heart or skipping beats (
- Increased night-time urination (
Shortness of breathwith activity and when laying flat
Swellingof the ankles
Signs and tests
During a physical examination, the physician will look for signs of fluid in the lungs by touching and tapping with the fingers. Listening to the chest with a stethoscope will reveal lung crackles, a rapid heart rate, or abnormal heart sounds.
The liver may be enlarged and neck veins may be swollen.
Heart enlargement, congestion of the lungs or the veins in the lungs, decreased cardiac output, decreased movement or functioning of the heart, or
Chest CT scan
Nuclear heart scan