Bill Text: PA HR9 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Designating February 16, 2009, as "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Awareness Day" in Pennsylvania; and urging the National Institutes of Health to recognize "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Awareness Day" and to advance research relating to peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2009-03-09 - Adopted [HR9 Detail]

Download: Pennsylvania-2009-HR9-Amended.html

  

 

PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 58

PRINTER'S NO.  343

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

No.

9

Session of

2009

  

  

INTRODUCED BY HANNA, BARRAR, BISHOP, BRENNAN, CAUSER, CURRY, DELOZIER, DONATUCCI, FRANKEL, GEIST, GEORGE, GIBBONS, HENNESSEY, HESS, HUTCHINSON, KIRKLAND, KORTZ, KOTIK, MAJOR, MELIO, MILLARD, M. O'BRIEN, PARKER, PAYNE, QUINN, ROSS, SAINATO, SANTONI, SONNEY, STABACK, SWANGER, WHITE, ROCK, MILLER, FABRIZIO, CONKLIN, GOODMAN, McILVAINE SMITH, YOUNGBLOOD, BEYER, SIPTROTH, VULAKOVICH, PALLONE, BEAR, HORNAMAN, FLECK, MANN, MAHONEY, McCALL, WALKO AND MOUL, JANUARY 27, 2009

  

  

AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, FEBRUARY 10, 2009   

  

  

  

A RESOLUTION

  

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Designating February 116, 2009, as "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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Awareness Day" in Pennsylvania; and urging the National

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Institutes of Health to recognize "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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Awareness Day" and to advance research relating to peripartum

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cardiomyopathy.

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WHEREAS, Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare disorder in

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which a weakened heart is diagnosed within the final month of

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pregnancy or within five months after delivery; and

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WHEREAS, In the United States peripartum cardiomyopathy

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complicates one in every 1,300 to 4,000 deliveries; and

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WHEREAS, Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs in childbearing

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women of any age but most commonly occurs after 30 years of age;

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and

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WHEREAS, Peripartum cardiomyopathy is most likely to develop

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in African-American women living in the South but can occur in a

 


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pregnant or postpartum woman of any age or geographic location;

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and

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WHEREAS, Death rates associated with peripartum

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cardiomyopathy have ranged between 18% and 56%; and

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WHEREAS, Recent effective treatment of peripartum

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cardiomyopathy has progressively improved survival and recovery

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to rates of 95% or more, without the need for heart transplant;

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and

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WHEREAS, With treatment, women affected by this disorder can

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have improved heart function and live full and active lives; and

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WHEREAS, Compliance with prescription instructions, medical

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guidelines and physician directives is important to

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cardiovascular health, particularly for women with peripartum

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cardiomyopathy; therefore be it

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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania designate February 116, 2009, as

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"Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Awareness Day" in Pennsylvania and

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urge all residents to recognize that peripartum cardiomyopathy

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is a serious women's health threat; and be it further

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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives urge the National

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Institutes of Health to recognize "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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Awareness Day" and to seek appropriate funding for research

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aimed at obtaining a better understanding of this high-risk

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condition of pregnancy; and be it further

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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives challenge all

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women to take charge of their cardiovascular health and take the

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necessary preventive steps to healthy lives and pregnancies; and

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be it further

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RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to

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the National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike,

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Bethesda, MD 20892.

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