PPCM Study Funded by the National Institute's of Health
Our researchers have partnered with the Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Network in the first prospective study funded by the National Institute's of Health.
The Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Network (PCN) is a network of physicians and nurses at clinical sites across the United States and Canada dedicated to both clinical care and investigation of peripartum cardiomyopathy.
The network was formed in 2009 to allow healthcare providers to more easily share their practical experience with this rare condition.
The network studied 100 females with PPCM from 30 centers across the U.S and Canada. The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute was the second highest enrolling center in this study.
Investigators reported that most women had recovery in their heart function, however 13% had major complications or persistent heart failure. Women with severe enlargement and dysfunction on the left side of their heart were less likely to recover the heart function.
More findings will published later in 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
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