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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156-161

Peripartum cardiomyopathy in Nigeria: A historical perspective

1 Department of Medicine, Cardiology Unit, University of Ibadan; Department of Medicine, Cardiology Unit, University College Hospital; Institute of Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, Cardiology Unit, University College Hospital, Nigeria
3 Department of Chemical Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
4 Cardiology Unit, Delta State University Abraka, Abraka; Cardiology Unit, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Okechukwu Samuel Ogah
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Unit, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njc.njc_19_20

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Nigeria has the highest burden of PPCM in the world. The condition occurs in one out of every hundred deliveries in the western axis of Northern Nigeria. It is relative uncommon in the southern part of the country. The aim of the paper is to summarise the historical aspect of PPCM report and care in Nigeria.

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