fetal bradycardia


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bradycardia

 [brad″e-kahr´de-ah]
slowness of the heartbeat, so that the pulse rate is less than 60 per minute. This can occur in normal persons, particularly during sleep; trained athletes also usually have slow pulse and heart rates. adj., adj bradycar´diac.
fetal bradycardia a fetal heart rate of less than 120 beats per minute, generally associated with hypoxia; it is usually due to placental insufficiency; it may also result from transfer of local anesthetics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents, and rarely to heart block associated with congenital heart disease or maternal collagen vascular disease.
nodal bradycardia bradycardia in which the stimulus of the heart's contraction arises in the atrioventricular node or common bundle.
sinoatrial bradycardia (sinus bradycardia) a slow sinus rhythm, with a heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute in an adult; it is common in young adults and in athletes but is also a manifestation of some disorders.
bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome any cardiac dysrhythmia characterized by alternating slow and fast heart rates, often resulting in hemodynamic compromise. See also sick sinus syndrome.
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fe·tal bra·dy·car·di·a

a fetal heart rate of less than 120 beats/minute.
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fetal bradycardia

Persistent fetal heart rate slower than 110 beats per minute.
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Index Group A Group B Group C Group D Nausea and vomiting 0 0 0 0 Uroschesis 0 0 0 0 Hypotension 0 0 0 1 Fetal bradycardia 0 0 0 0 Respiratory depression 0 0 0 0 Bromage score (0/1/2/3) 25/0/0/0 25/0/0/0 24/1/0/0 23/2/0/0 Excessive sedation 0 0 0 0 Data were presented as numbers.
Searle reported that the following serious adverse events were reported following off-label use of Cytotec[R] in pregnant women: maternal or fetal death; uterine hyperstimulation, rupture or perforation requiring uterine surgical repair, hysterectomy or salpingooophorectomy; amniotic fluid embolism; severe vaginal bleeding, retained placenta, shock, fetal bradycardia and pelvic pain.
Fetal bradycardia after paracervical block: correlation with fetal and maternal blood levels of local anesthetic (mepivacaine).
Most cases of fetal bradycardia need little or no intervention and resolve on their own, but it's difficult to tell which will be transient and which may be fatal.
Uterine hyperactivity after intrathecal injection of fentanyl for analgesia during labor: a cause of fetal bradycardia? Anesthesiology 1994; 81: 1083.
Transient fetal Bradycardia occurred in one fetus(1.5 Percent) in the early group which recovered in 05-10 minutes over the one hour observation period and one in the delayed group(1.6 Percent).
SEVERAL HOURS AFTER A WOMAN'S LABOR BEGAN, fetal bradycardia developed precipitously.
lapses, the 35 frank prolapses were usually diagnosed by fetal bradycardia or severe variables.
health care workers shortly before mifepristone was approved, reminding them that misoprostol is contraindicated in pregnancy Off-label use of misoprostol in pregnancy has been linked to maternal or fetal death and other adverse events, including fetal bradycardia, amniotic fluid embolism, severe vaginal bleeding, and retained placenta, according to the letter.
The significance of fetal bradycardia Am J Obstet Gynecol 1981; 139: 194-8.
The presence of a nuchal cord is often cited as a major cause of fetal distress, as evidenced by meconium stained amniotic fluid and/or fetal bradycardia or tachycardia 10,13,15.
Non-reassuring 26 8 30.8 -- 69.2 (a) Late Deceleration 12 4 15.4 8 30.8 (b) Variable deceleration 12 2 7.7 10 38.4 (c) Fetal bradycardia 2 2 7.7 -- -- Total 70 -- -- 18 Table-V Mean Apgar Score In Relation To Various Patterns S.No.