Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) affects 2-3% of all pregnancies and is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality globally accounting for 140,000 maternal deaths annually worldwide. PPH is defined as blood loss of ≥500 mL within 24 hours of vaginal delivery or ≥1000 mL after cesarean delivery. In this project, we are studying the genetics of PPH to identify molecular mechanisms underlying PPH and elucidate the underlying pathophysiology.
Mentoring PIs: Kathryn Gray, Richa Saxena
Project Leader: Vesela Kovacheva