Postpartum Hemorrhage Detection

Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal morbidities. Though many simple and inexpensive therapies exist, timely diagnosis of a hemorrhage is extremely difficult, particularly in non-catastrophic cases. Receiving advance indication of 30 – 60 minutes could make a big difference in saving lives. Assessment of cardiac function is the best means of early hemorrhage detection. Lifewave Biomedical’s UWB radar sensor enables continuous non-invasive postpartum monitoring of cardiac function including hemodynamic parameters such as stroke volume, cardiac output and blood pressure to detect changes indicative of the onset of a life-threatening hemorrhage.