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Effect of acute hypoxia on human fetal heart rate. The significance of increased heart rate variability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3976376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fetal heart rate response to acute hypoxemia was observed during an accidental drop in oxygen concentration inspired by the mother in labor. There was a marked increase in FHR variability in the early stage of hypoxia and also during the recovery phase. While an increase in fetal heart variability is generally considered to be a normal physiological event, it may also indicate a state of fetal hypoxemia associated with an intact fetal circulation, and should be treated with caution during labor.
I Thaler; I E Timor-Tritsch; Z Blumenfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-08     Completed Date:  1985-04-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Anesthesia, Obstetrical
Fetal Heart / physiopathology*
Fetal Hypoxia / physiopathology*
Heart Rate*
Infant, Newborn
Nitrous Oxide
Uterine Contraction
Reg. No./Substance:
10024-97-2/Nitrous Oxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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