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Comparison of cardiotocograms prepared by abdominal electrocardiography and by ultrasound cardiography.
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PMID:  6364029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiotocograms were prepared in 127 cases on 120 pregnant women, first by abdominal electrocardiography, and immediately afterwards by ultrasound cardiography. A study was made to ascertain which method yielded recordings of higher quality, and which factors influenced the quality of the cardiotocogram. It was found that the proportion of good-quality recordings was higher with ultrasound cardiography than with abdominal electrocardiography. The higher information content of the latter technique allows a more accurate assessment of the cardiotocograms. The recording quality is affected by numerous factors, the most important of which are adiposity and the duration of pregnancy. The use of abdominal electrocardiography is preferred in case of a thick abdominal wall, whereas the ultrasound technique is recommended between the 28th and 36th weeks of pregnancy.
G Bártfai; L Thurzó; L Kovács; K Boda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Hungarica     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0236-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Hung     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-12     Completed Date:  1984-03-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8400269     Medline TA:  Acta Med Hung     Country:  HUNGARY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods*
Electrocardiography / methods*
Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis
Fetal Monitoring / methods*
Gestational Age
Heart Rate
Obstetric Labor Complications / diagnosis
Phonocardiography / methods
Polyhydramnios / diagnosis
Pre-Eclampsia / diagnosis

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