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Heart rate changes after acute fetal haemorrhage--a basis for the pathophysiology of the sinusoidal pattern.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6857440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The sequence of fetal heart rate (FHR) changes recorded in a case of acute fetal haemorrhage is reported. Initial bradycardia progressed through an undulatory phase to tachycardia. Analysis of these patterns in the context of experimental data on intrinsic heart rate control suggests that the FHR was limited by availability of local myocardial energy, which at a critical level produced low-frequency FHR fluctuations. Extrapolation of this hypothesis to the pathophysiology of the true sinusoidal FHR pattern is discussed.
Authors:
G J Hofmeyr; E W Sonnendecker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-29     Completed Date:  1983-07-29     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Electrocardiography
Female
Fetal Diseases / physiopathology*
Fetal Heart / physiopathology*
Heart Rate*
Hemorrhage / physiopathology*
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology

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