fetal tachycardia


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fe·tal tach·y·car·di·a

a fetal heart rate of 160 or more beats/minute.

fetal tachycardia

a fetal heart rate that continues at 160 beats/min or more for more than 10 minutes.

fetal tachycardia

A fetal heart rate faster than 160 bpm that persists throughout one 10-min period.
See also: tachycardia
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Nifedipine can cause maternal and fetal tachycardia, as well as hypotension in the mother and altered uteroplacental blood flow to the fetus.
Clinical signs of chorioamnionitis generally include fever, maternal and/or fetal tachycardia, foul smelling or purulent amniotic fluid, uterine tenderness, and maternal leukocytosis.