JAMESTOWN (ERIE NEWS NOW) – A new mom from Warren who now lives in Jamestown, New York, went into heart failure and now needs a new heart after giving birth to twin girls.
After a lengthy stay in the NICU, they have been discharged and are staying with their dad and grandmother at a short-term rental in Pittsburgh.
As for Christi, she now has two artificial pumps in her heart. It basically means she has an artificial heart right now.
They are still waiting for her to be able to have an additional procedure that would stabilize her antibodies and allow her to get a heart transplant.
“If you have any history of heart disease, please get checked,” said Woody. “This this is a very rare disease. It’s called perinatal cardiomyopathy. It can happen before birth. It can happen the day of birth, and it can happen up to eight months after giving birth.”
In the meantime, her family is urging everyone who has a history of heart disease to keep an eye on on their health.