Saving Women From Pregnancy Induced Heart Failure

Symptoms of PPCM

Symptoms of PPCM
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    Severe Shortness of Breath

    Severe cases have been, can not walk a flight of stairs, can not walk from one side of the room to the other or have to sleep propped up by several pillows.

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    Extreme Swelling or Weight Gain

    Weight gain from fluid retention happens when buildup of excess fluid can cause sudden increase in weight more than 2 pounds in 1 day or 5 pounds in a week. Needs to be checked out.

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    Fainting

    Severe dizziness and feeling faint. Can not stand for a length of time without feeling like you are going to pass out. Feeling dizzy or light headed while in a seated position.

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    Chest Pain or Fast Heart Beat

    Would be described as a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in your chest. It can be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn.

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    Persistent Cough

    Wheezing and coughing occurs when fluid leaks into the lungs, it often causes a cough, which is the lung’s way of trying to remove the fluid.

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    Take the Self Test

    If you have any of these symptoms please take the PPCM Self Test.

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