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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Brenda Torigiani’s Story

January 14th, 2011

First time mama Brenda Torigiani experienced profound shortness of breath, heart palpitations and edema in the latter weeks of her pregnancy. What was initially attributed to “new mommy nerves” was later found to be congestive heart failure due to an enlarged heart . Here’s her story in her own words as Brenda seeks to raise awareness about this potentially deadly disorder.