A NEW mum died of a catastrophic heart condition just two days after giving birth, an inquest heard.

Silvia Ivankova, 28, had gone to hospital before going into labour complaining of chest pains.

Now an investigation has been launched following her sudden death.

Dorset Coroner Rachael Griffin heard Miss Ivankova, an insurance sales assistant who lived in Stewart Road, Charminster, Bournemouth, gave birth on December 11 last year.

She collapsed at home two days later and paramedics spent two hours trying to resuscitate her. She was pronounced dead in hospital.

The inquest, which took place in the coroner's court at Bournemouth Town Hall, heard a post mortem examination was carried out following her death.

It revealed she suffered from inflammation of the aorta - the main artery from the heart - which led to it rupturing.

The coroner requested statements from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and from Poole Hospital in advance of a full hearing.

She also asked for statements from Miss Ivankova's GP and from her family.

The coroner revealed an investigation has already been carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, which conducts independent investigations of patient safety concerns in NHS-funded care across England.

The investigation was carried out as a maternity investigation.

Mrs Griffin said she will be examining whether or not the death was preventable.

Miss Ivankova was born in Bratislava in Slovakia in September 1990 and lived with her partner, Ben Clark.

A pre-inquest review is set to take place in March 2020 with a full hearing likely later in the year.