Registry and Survey of Women With Pregnancy Related Cardiomyopathy
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The goal of this study is to better characterize peripartum cardiomyoapthy or pregnancy-related cardiomyopathy by enrolling as many PPCM survivors as possible using both direct and web-based methods of recritment. Patients will anser a questionnaire regarding the onset, progression, treatment and follow-up of their diagnosis as well as the psychosocial aspects of PPCM.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Pregnancy Related Cardiomyopathy Enrollment and Lessons in Web-Based Recruitment (PRiCELESS)|
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2006|
The design of our study will utilize web-based recruitment methods with internet-based support groups for PPCM e.g. www.AMothersHeart.org (www.amothersheart.org/index.html). The directors of these websites will facilitate contact between our research staff and the several hundred members of these web sites.
An introductory letter will be posted on the website introducing the cardiovascular research team and describing the purpose, basic methods, and goals of our study. Website members who desire to participate can respond to a dedicated e-mail address we have set up and provide contact information so that we may get informed consent via telephone or mailed written consent. A telephone number will also be provided for participants so that they may call with questions regarding the study. Patients will then receive a questionnaire addressing our study goals. Questions will focus on obtaining family and social history, characterizing presenting symptoms, initial management, and clinical course following delivery of the fetus including extent of cardiovascular follow-up, date of echocardiograms performed, medications, and psychosocial support, if provided.
|Contact: Jordan G Safirstein, MD||212 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, New York|
|Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10011|
|Contact: Eileen Hermance, RN 212-604-2228 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Jordan G Safirsteinn, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Joonun Choi, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Angela Ro, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Sree Grandhi, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Eileen Hermance, RN|
|Sub-Investigator: Cezar Staniloae, MD< FACC|
|Principal Investigator:||Jordan G Safirstein, MD||Saint Vincent's Catholic MEdical Center|
|Study Director:||Cezar Staniloae, MD, FACC||SVCMC|