Dilated cardiomyopathy in a pregnant woman after doxorubicin and radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease: a case report. Academic Article uri icon


  • Hodgkin's disease occurs frequently in women of reproductive age. Anthracyclines in general and doxorubicin in particular are integral parts of therapy. A 24-year-old primigravida had dilated cardiomyopathy diagnosed at 34 weeks'gestation. Three years earlier she had been treated with chest radiation and combination chemotherapy, including doxorubicin, for Hodgkin's disease. The clinician should be aware of this manifestation. Multidisciplinary supervision throughout pregnancy as well as planned timing and mode of delivery are mandatory.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004