What is Peripartum Cardiomyopathy? What does Peripartum Cardiomyopathy mean?
"I have the privilege of seeing many patients who – despite dealing with significant heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, or enlarged heart – continue to keep an upbeat, positive attitude throughout treatment."
Martha is one of those young women who believes she was born to have babies. “I’ve always been a nurturing person – and bossy to boot!” she laughs. “And isn’t that what mothers are made of?” So she and hubby Joseph were thrilled when, at the age of 26, she became pregnant with their first baby.
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), also known as postpartum cardiomyopathy, is an uncommon form of heart failure that happens during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after giving birth.
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare type of cardiomyopathy which occurs during the last month of pregnancy, or in the first few months afterwards.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that weakens its ability to pump blood around the body effectively.