"PPCM Awareness Day Is Everyday"
Most have never heard of PPCM, including most medical professionals we've encountered.
How is this possible? There is a cure if treated...
This is a
Global Medical Glitch
Only Due To Lack of Awareness!
Educate yourselves and your doctors;
For our future & our childrens' children!
"Wounds Have Wisdom"
It is medically proven! We promote & fight for healthy pregnancies. "Read Labs & Goals below"
No mother needs to die, no child needs to be motherless.
PPCM Fund Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by PPCM survivors dedicated to saving unsuspecting mothers and their families from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. PPCM is a pregnancy induced heart failure; a relatively unknown yet deadly heart disease surrounding new mothers. We are on a mission to implement systems, spread awareness, further research & aid in the prevention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. We also aim to one day be able to provide support to the families that have been deeply affected as a result of PPCM.
We spread awareness in order to save lives!
Women have been giving birth since the beginning of time & we can fly to the moon but virtually none have heard of this global Silent Killer that any girl can get...
There is a cure; young healthy girls & women dont need to suffer or die after they give birth!
PPCM Peaks once the new mommy gives birth;
There is still time to save her life!
**PPCM can be treated as early as 10 weeks pregnant.
Have you ever seen a news article or headline reading: "New mom died of having chest pains"
or "pregnancy complications." They never mention from what, however most are believed to be PPCM. Why has no one caught on? OR, even worse, have they and aren't doing anything about it??
Either way, its time the suffering ends.
The NT-ProBNP can diagnose but isnt given, why?
Ask the ACOG, they hold the BNP Test...
THERE'S A PRACTICAL SOLUTION
TO THIS PPCM PROBLEM
We Fight Against PPCM
"The Silent Killer"
"Early Diagnosis Saves Lives"
A key part of our mission is to raise the standards for screening, testings, and labs, with implementation both "during and after pregnancy."
Providing the NT-pro BNP Test, BPN Test, Chest X-Ray, an EKG/Echo, etc. can greatly reduce your risks of PPCM.
Get an EKG/Echocardiogram in her 3rd Trimester!
PPCM doesn’t peak until after birth;
The above NEEDS to be mandatory in every OBGYN/Birthing office for ALL pregnancies;
Know the heart EF%.
The Pro B-Type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) test & chest x-ray will determine if the heart has enlarged. EKG can save lives with early diagnosis before and after delivery.
"Take action against Pregnancy Induced Heart-Failure"
Shockingly, we have found that most big-name institutions
DO NOT support PPCM in regards to
awareness, education, or prevention!
HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?
Use Your Voice!!!
Save A Mom. Spread The Word.
Share in the conversation everywhere
One Conversation or Post CAN SAVE A LIFE.
Lack of Awareness is life threatening...
Please click "Goals" for more important information!
❤ Difficulty Breathing
This includes severe shortness of breath anytime sitting, when walking, climbing stairs, or even lying flat. Symptoms may get worse at night. Chest pain &/or tightness in the chest and heart often is mistaken for something
this can include a heaviness, tightness, pressure or pain.
-Heart Palpitations or skipping beats
-Fast Heart Rate
❤ Fainting or Dizziness
This includes sensations of feeling like you're going to pass out,
especially while seated or standing.
Pay attention to:
-Low blood pressure or may drop when standing-
-Hard time brushing your hair
-High Blood Pressure
❤ Swelling & Weight Gain
This unusual weight gain is mainly due to an increase of fluid in the body,
especially in the arms, hands and feet; if more than
2 pounds in 1 day, or 5 pounds in a week,
see a cardiologist immediately.
Look out for:
-Swelling of the ankles & neck veins
-Increased nighttime urination
- Gestational Diabetes
-Pain in abdomen
❤ PPCM affects your Gums & Teeth
Teeth can be BIG tell tale signs of heart issues.
Important Note: PPCM "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy" symptoms get worse AFTER giving birth because PPCM does not peak until DURING or AFTER the new mom gives birth!
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We are heart sisters, we band together and unite as one voice.
Further down in this website, we have a FREE download button to print and share our PPCM Fund flyer with the world. We created our Flyer for everyone to have access to the PPCM Fund mission
in order to help us spread our love.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or simply spreading the word; THANK YOU, words are not enough. We couldn't accomplish our mission in reaching who we need to reach without the love and help from supporters like you...
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality and welcome newcomers with our whole heart and open arms!
We look forward to you joining us on our mission to save lives!
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Take the self-test linked below.
Signs that you may need to take the self-test or see a cardiologist include the following:
Severe Shortness of Breath | Extreme Swelling or Weight Gain | Dizziness & Fainting | Low energy and Fatigue | Heart Palpitations | Chest Pain or Fast Heart Beat | Persistent Cough or Wheezing.
Promoting awareness has helped to see great progress.
PPCM in the USA today carries a recovery rate of over 90 % in those diagnosed with LVEF > 35 %.
(IPAC: Investigations of Pregnancy Associated Cardiomyopathy Study) The Pro B-Type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) can save a life!
We Fight Against PPCM "The Silent Killer"
Updated report on PPCM puzzle: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24669290
- Here are 10 key things you need to know now, not later.
- AND -
- What can a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) subject do to reduce the risks of relapse of heart failure in a subsequent pregnancy?
PPCM Fund Inc. Partner
The UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program is a comprehensive cardiovascular program committed to providing education for women with, or at risk for heart disease as well as conducting state of the art scientific research aimed at improving women's heart health.
Learn about becoming a strategic partner:
Please email us:
James D Fett MD is the authority on Peripartum- Cardiomyopathy and works closely along side Dennis M McNamara MD in the PCN and with IPAC, setting the bar high in the fight against PPCM. Dr Fett was recently presented The CPP 2018 Distinguished Award for his lifelong commitment to women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. In addition, we are proud to have Karol E Watson MD is the director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, Co-director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Cardiology Fellowship. is Director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center, Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases.
We are always on the lookout for new strategic corporate partnerships.
If you are interested and would like to learn more regarding corporate sponsorship
please email us at:
WE CAN ALWAYS USE A VOICE!
Calling All Angels
ONE Conversation can SAVE A LIFE!
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is now open!
You can now get all your
swag from our store, link below.
PPCM Awareness Day Is Everyday!
Are you passionate about what we are doing?? We are too... There are many ways to get involved. Choose the one that best suites you. The smallest contribution can make the biggest difference.
Email us to find out more on how you can help.
Founder & President
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Survivor Nov 2016
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Rose Elise Janus
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