Zinc Deficiency PPCM Haiti

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Lecture by Dr.James Fett

On Saturday, May 20, 2012, Dr. James Fett presented a lecture about peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) at the Berlin Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy. The link below provides you with a page where you are able to download the Powerpoint of the presentation.


PPCM is seen throughout the world but the incidence of PPCM in Haiti is 1 in 350-400 births and the mortality rate up to 2 years post partum is estimated to be 15.3% from a sample of 98.

This presentaiton questions, the role of zinc deficiency in the pathogenesis of PPCM in Haiti, where the incidence of PPCM is the highest in the world. It is estimated that one third of Haiti people are zinc deficient.

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