Cardiotocograph interpretation: Essential knowledge for paediatricians

R. Varma, C. Smith, S. Arulkumaran

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Abstract

- Interpretation of the fetal heart rate is part of the essential information required by the paediatrician when called to the delivery room. - Accelerations and normal baseline variability are indicative of fetal health. - Hypoxia and acidosis may develop quickly in the presence of an abnormal trace with scanty thick meconium, intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine infection, prematurity and post-term gestation. - Consideration of the overall clinical picture and the cardiotocograph provides necessary information to ensure optimal management of the labour.

Original languageEnglish
Article number90083
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Paediatrics
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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