Abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate during labour

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dc.contributor.author Odendaal, H. J.
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, J. V.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-18T14:57:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-18T14:57:54Z
dc.date.issued 1976-11
dc.identifier.citation Odendaal, H. J. & Van der Merwe, J. V. 1976. Abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate during labour. South African Medical Journal, 17 November 1976, 56-58.
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7731
dc.description Article
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstract Cardiotocograms of 6044 patients in labour were examined for evidence of an abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate. The latter was defined as a deceleration of at least 50 beats within 3 minutes, without a demonstration of signs of recovery in the following 2 minutes. Only 9 instances could be found, an incidence of 0,15%. Umbilical cord entanglement possibly played a role in 6 of these instances, and 2 of the infants concerned were stillborn. Intra uterine growth retardation was associated with deceleration in 3 infants, 1 of whom was stillborn. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 3 p. : ill.
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)
dc.subject Cardiotocography
dc.subject Fetus distress
dc.subject Fetus heart rate
dc.subject Labor (Obstetrics) -- Complications en_ZA
dc.title Abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate during labour en_ZA
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Open access journal
dc.rights.holder SAMJ reserves copyright of the material published
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