Tiny balloons could treat deadly pregnancy complication

December 4, 2014 4:44 PM

3 0

Tiny balloons could treat deadly pregnancy complication

Pregnant women with a potentially deadly complication could be helped by a procedure that involves tiny balloons, new research suggests.

For women with the conditions placenta previa and placenta accreta— which both can cause severe bleeding— inflating a balloon in the arteries that feed the uterus can stop the bleeding, the research shows. This may spare women from having to undergo emergency hysterectomies, where their entire uteru...

Read more

To category page

Loading...