Patient Education Material

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for patients who have given birth to haemorrhage, meaning they lose a lot of blood after the baby is delivered. This is known as a post-partum haemorrhage and can be life-threatening.

Embolisation is a minimally invasive treatment that seals off the bleeding vessels.

The interventional radiologist will insert a 2-3 mm catheter (tube) into a blood vessel in your groin and will guide it under imaging to the right and left uterine arteries. They will then inject microparticles (particles that are smaller than a grain of sand) into the uterine arteries, reducing blood flow to the uterus and so controlling acute bleeding.

Without treatment, a patient suffering from a post-partum haemorrhage may go into shock, which is life-threatening. The embolisation procedure is successful in controlling the bleeding and stabilising the patient is over 95% of cases.

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