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A comparison of the three methods for external fetal cardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7405549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phonocardiography, abdominal electrocardiography and ultrasound cardiography are the three methods for external fetal cardiography. In the present study the methods have been compared regarding the quality of the graphs. The patients (163) were between the 34th and the 40th week of gestation. Graphs with less than 15 per cent failure or artifacts were found in 23.4 per cent for phonocardiography, 55.2 per cent for abdominal electrocardiography and 85.9 per cent for ultrasound cardiography. It could be shown that the number of successful abdominal electrocardiograms was higher with advancing gestational age. The quality of the phonocardiograms was influenced adversely by an anterior placenta. No obvious influence of a thick abdominal wall on external cardiography could be demonstrated.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-21     Completed Date:  1980-10-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods
Electrocardiography / methods
Fetal Heart / physiology*
Gestational Age
Phonocardiography / methods
Placenta / anatomy & histology

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