Heart Condition Can Strike Pregnant Women and New Moms

Posted on: 10:02 pm, January 31, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:37am, February 1, 2013

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Friday is “National Wear Red Day” as American Heart Month gets underway. A young mother from Grain Valley wants others to know about a life-threatening heart problem that can occur in pregnancy or after giving birth. A form of heart failure called peripartum cardiomyopathy struck Christina Dunn just after giving birth to her daughter, Aubrey.

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean has more on the condition and the warning signs. For more, visit myheartsisters.com.

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