Peripartum Cardiomyopathy is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in the late stages of pregnancy, during delivery, or several months afterwards.
Learning you have a heart condition as a new mother can be frightening and overwhelming. Take comfort that our experienced team can offer you the most updated information, treatment, and care.
Coordinated Care for Mother and Baby
In caring for patients with PPCM, we strive to help patients and their families make the best medical decisions possible, while protecting the mother's well-being, her time with her family and baby, and her quality of life.
Our team of cardiologists, heart failure specialists, obstetricians, and pediatricians work closely together to ensure the health of you and your baby.
We Provide the Highest Levels of Care
Our team has special expertise in treating women with PPCM who are critically ill. We provide the highest levels of care, including IV medications, ventricular assist devices (heart pumps), and heart transplantation.
Our center is leading local and national efforts in discovering the causes of peripartum cardiomyopathy and improving treatment. Our center is one of 30 in the nation that are part of the NIH-funded Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Network. The network allows hospitals to share information and conduct clinical trials in order to better understand this rare condition.