Mikuláš Redecha, Štefan Lukačin, Ľudovít Janek ml., Karol Holomáň
Today, postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Up to 140 000 women die due to this complication annually in the whole world. PPH is considered as blood loss of more than 500 ml at vaginal delivery and more than 1 000 ml at Caesarean _delivery. Early recognition of heavy bleeding after delivery is necessity. Otherwise a healthy woman can lose up to 15-20 % of the blood volume without decease of her blood pressure. At the time of blood pressure descent, she could have lost more than 30 % of the blood volume. Precise prevention of PPH is therefore crucial and in case of its development quick therapeutic response is necessary. These steps include non-surgical as well as surgical interventions. The aim of this summary is to focus on the medical and non-surgical part of postpartum haemorrhage treatment.