Peripartum cardiomyopathy (a form of dilated cardiomyopathy)is a rare disorder in which a weakened heart is diagnosed within the final month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery. In the United States, ppcm complicates 1 in every 1,300 - 4,000 deliveries. It may occur in healthy childbearing women of any age. I happen to be one of those women effected by PPCM, and I hope that you enjoy reading my blog as it will contain my experience with PPCM as well as others things in my life.
Friday, February 25, 2011
The Hamster test..
On Thursday afternoon I successfully completed my stress test. They got my heart rate up to 150 by making me run after walking for about 8-9 mins. Man when he said run seconds later I felt like I just wasn't going to make it. My heart rate quickly increased and the treadmill portion was completed. After the treadmill I had to sit on another machine that takes still shots of the heart. My followup appt is on Tuesday so I can provide a bit more detail at that time. Today the tech did tell me that it looks good and I am at 50% again. Til next week!!!!!!
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yay!!! how'd the news turn out???ReplyDelete
I am back at 50%....ReplyDelete