PPCM Fund Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by PPCM Survivors dedicated to saving unsuspecting mothers and their families from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; a relatively unknown yet deadly heart disease surrounding pregnancy. Shockingly, we have found that big-name "Heart Associations" do NOT conduct research nor spread awareness regarding PPCM... We are on a mission to implement systems, spread awareness and further research & aid in the prevention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy as well as provide support to the families that have been deeply affected as a result of PPCM. We spread the awareness in order to save as many lives as possible!
No mother needs to die, no child needs to be motherless from
Early diagnosis saves lives!
Our mission is to "Raise The Standard Testing and Labs" with implementing the NT-proBNP & EKG/Echo in every OBGYN office for ALL new moms!
The Pro B-Type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) Saves Lives!The (BNP) Saves New Moms From A Pregnancy Induced Heart Failure.
Every new mom must get an EKG/Echocardiogram in the 3rd Trimester
We Fight Against PPCM "The Silent Killer"
We want to know what causes Peripartum Cardiomyopathy on a molecular level. IPAC (Investigations of Pregnancy Associated Cardiomyopathy) case studies provide us with a leading-edge look into the underlying causes of PPCM and how to further prevent the disease. While the direct underlying cause is still unknown, there are ways to prevent full blown heart failure and mortality if caught in time. We are learning more and more everyday; with your generosity, we can help further the knowledge of trusted health care professionals to hopefully one day put to rest Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, not another mother, daughter, wife, partner.
We are heart sisters, we band together.
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 and reach the women we need to reach without the love and help from supporters like you...
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Please let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality and welcome newcomers with open arms. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you...
We look forward for you to join us on this mission to save lives.
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Meeting with the office of Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district, to make aware of the maternal mortality issue . Raising the standards in testing and labs with implementing the NT-proBNP & EKG/Echocardiogram in the 3rd trimester with in the medical community for ALL pregnant moms. Early diagnosis saves lives.
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Get ready, here we come Washington! Mom Congress is May 5th-7th, 2019
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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 you!
Hope everyone had a good and healthy heart month!
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Happy 2019! We are starting the new year off with a mic-drop worthy announcement... A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that one of the possible primary causes of PPCM is a functional heart cell defect. Read more about it here.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the House will consider H.R. 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, as amended, under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 2, 2017, by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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Severe Shortness of Breath | Extreme Swelling or Weight Gain | Dizziness & Fainting | Chest Pain or Fast Heart Beat | Persistent Cough or Wheezing.
H.R.1318 - The Preventing-Maternal-Deaths Act
Aiming to improve the quality of care & systems. Preventing pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths. It's Law
- Here are 10 key things you need to know now, not later.
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- What can a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) subject do to reduce the risks of relapse of heart failure in a subsequent pregnancy?
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.
Rose Campbell, Owner
If you'd like to find out more about becoming a strategic partner with PPCM Fund,
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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. Dr. Watson is a principal investigator for several large National Institutes of Health research studies including the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study and the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association. She is also a Board member of the American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, and Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board for Women heart, the largest national organization for women survivors of heart disease.
James D Fett MD - BNP Educational Links
"Learn More" CDC Reports
Your PPCM support group.
Meet the "Heart Sisters",
read their stories and get connected with the
PPCM Facebook support group
Save The Mommies -Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) Survivor Support
The Real Stories of PPCM, or what we call
"The Silent Killer "
Brianna Harris-Henderson, President and Founder
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:
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The PPCM FUND store
is now open!
You can now get all your PPCM FUND 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.
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Los Angeles, CA