A Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Prevention Project

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Who WE are

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Our Mission

 "PPCM Awareness Day Is Everyday" 


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 "preventable" 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! Most have never heard of PPCM, including most medical professionals we've encountered. 

How is this possible? There is a cure if treated and it is called early diagnosis with the BNP test that should be mandatory. 

THERE'S A PRACTICAL SOLUTION 

TO THIS  REAL PPCM PROBLEM 

We Fight Against PPCM 

"The Silent Killer"  

PPCM is a Pregnancy  Movement! 

A "Global Medical Glitch" when there is a prevention...

"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 your 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.


Click links to below:  LEARN MORE

- A PPCM Fund PSA -

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4jEvyaBOpue58ngiv5CJFg


WOUNDS HAVE WISDOM 

PPCM Fund Inc. post on the "Today" Show Interview ~ February 14, 2020

https://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/tips-for-parentsideas-to-help-children-maintain-a-healthy-weight  


PPCM Fund Inc. created a 

Real Buzz on the TODAY show

"Watch The "Today"  Show

Pregnancy and health heart National awareness on February 19, 2020

https://www.today.com/video/2-doctors-bridging-gap-between-pregnancy-and-women-s-heart-health-79002693619


@PPCMFundInc. 

Facebook ~ Instagram ~YouTube PPCM FUND 


Lack of Awareness is life threatening...

Please click  "PPCM Links & Lab Goals" for more important information written by medical professionals, CDC reports and more…

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PPCM Symptoms & Emergency Risk Factors

❤ 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 less serious; 

this can include a heaviness, tightness, pressure 

or pain. Also:

 -Heart Palpitations or skipping beats

-Fast Heart Rate

 -Orthopnea

-Coughing

  ❤ 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 

-Excessive Fatigue 

-Mood Disorders

               ❤ 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 

-Morbid Obesity

- Gestational Diabetes 

-Preeclampsia 

-Malnutrition 

-Pain in abdomen 

-Dyspnea 

  ❤  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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Calling All Angels! Support & Get Involved! Lead with your heart... Use your voice to save lives...

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!     


"Wounds Have Wisdom"
Educate yourselves and your doctors;
For our future & our childrens' children!
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.
Women have been giving birth since the beginning of time & we can fly to the moon but virtually none have heard of this global...

"The 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 PPCM but the blood test is not provided, why?


"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

@PPCMfund 

One Conversation or Post CAN SAVE A LIFE.


"PPCM Awareness Day Is Everyday" 

News

Feb 14th

Today.com Valentine's Day Feature: 2/14/2020

Feb 14th

Today.com Valentine's Day Feature: 2/14/2020

Lindsay's Wounds of Wisdom Are Saving Lives Around the World.

Today Parenting - Read it here: https://on.today.com/32beVNA

Oct 5th

Video Premiere!

Oct 5th

Video Premiere!

"There Is A Cure" - A PPCM PSA, new video premiere.

Visit our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2MyOTMV

Please remember to Like, Comment & Subsc...

July 11th

Congress Office Meeting

July 11th

Congress Office Meeting

Meeting with the office of Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district, to make aware of the maternal mort...

May 5th

Mom Congress

May 5th

Mom Congress

Get ready, here we come Washington! Mom Congress is May 5th-7th, 2019

Mar 2nd

Billboards!

Mar 2nd

Billboards!

Thats right! Here we come LA; we'll keep you posted on the progress, however, soon you'll slowly start seeing PPCM FUND on a billboard near ...

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Educate yourself

PPCM & The BNP Test

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

PPCM & The BNP Test

Get your NT-ProBNP Test 


This test isn't just for mom, its for daddy too!


There is so much to know.

The earlier you know more, 

the better.


Click HERE for more on PPCM

The Self-Test

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

PPCM & The BNP Test

Feeling off?!?

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.

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives

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

Considering Post-PPCM Pregnancy?

- 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 & Others unite to save lives

Strategic Partners

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

PPCM Fund Inc. Partner 


~https://www.uclahealth.org/heart/women/barbrastreisandhearthealth


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:

"Lindsay" 

contact@ppcmfund.com

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

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.

Corporate Sponsors

Medical Professionals

Corporate Sponsors

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:

donate@ppcmfund.com 


WE CAN ALWAYS USE A VOICE!


Calling All Angels


 @PPCMFUND Everywhere


ONE Conversation can SAVE A LIFE!



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  • Your generous gift will help us put an end to PPCM! 
  • No mother needs to suffer or die from PPCM!
  • No child needs to be motherless from PPCM!

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PPCM❤︎FUND

Lindsay Staloff 

Founder - President

PPCM  Survivor - Nov. 2016


John Peterson

Co-founder - Executive Director


General Email 

contact@ppcmfund.com


Heather West 

Public Relations - Media

westlevypr@gmail.com


Rose Elise Janus

Strategic Partner - Grants / Donor Relations

Grants@ppcmfund.com


Jeff Arcio

Stategic Partner - Fundraising



*Please make checks payable to PPCM Fund Inc.

[Email contact@ppcmfund.com for mailing address]

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