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January 27, 2016

Mom of 6-Year-Old Counts Reasons to Take Heart Health Seriously

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Marla Burkhart’s story dates back to 2009, when she underwent an emergency cesarean section at Mayo Clinic eight weeks before her due date. Before the surgery took place, doctors discovered that Marla had a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy, a rare pregnancy-related heart condition that occurs in about 1 in 3,000 deliveries and causes inefficient blood […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Lori Blauwet, Go Red Campaign, Heart Disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy, Women's Health


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