European Journal of Heart Failure, 2019
A position statement lets people know where a person or group stands on a topic or a debate. The Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Study Group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy published a position statement on PPCM in June 2019. The document discusses this group’s understanding and interpretation of contemporary research on the cause(s), diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of PPCM. Many of the recommendations included in this position statement are based on the opinions of European cardiologists with expertise in PPCM or on results of studies including only small numbers of women. Many PPCM experts in the United States hold differing views and offer slightly different approaches to the diagnosis and management of patients with PPCM, but this paper provides a broad overview of current knowledge of PPCM.