fetal heart rate


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fe·tal heart rate (FHR),

in the fetus, the number of heartbeats per minute, normally 120-160.

fetal heart rate

Obstetrics A rate which, in the non-stressed fetus, reflects cardioaccelerator and cardiodecelerator reflexes; analysis of the FHR requires evaluation of a baseline FHR between uterine contractions or periodic changes in the FHR and non-periodic, short-term fluctuations in the FHR. See Deceleration.

fe·tal heart rate

(FHR) (fē'tăl hahrt rāt)
In the fetus, the number of heartbeats per minute, normally 120-160.
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Preferences of labouring women for fetal heart rate monitoring with a fetal stethoscope, fetal heart rate monitor (FHRM) and cardiotocograph (CTG) (N=97) Fetal stethoscope FHRM CTG First maternal preference * 13 72 12 Second maternal preference 58 17 22 * Fetal stethoscope v.
Intermittent Auscultation (IA): Of the women eligible for IA (no risk factors for EFM) 54.1% had IA of the fetal heart rate during labour.
Secondary outcome measures included frequency of tachysystole (contraction frequency of more than 5 in a 10-minute period or 2 consecutive 10-minute periods) and hyperstimulation (exaggerated uterine response with late fetal heart rate decelerations or fetal tachycardia greater than 160 beats per minute) associated with route of administration.
The app enables you to record and monitor the baby's fetal heart rate from the comfort of your mobile phone.
The open group monitors displayed relevant information used for decision making in the event of uncertain fetal heart rate patterns; the masked monitors functioned as normal monitors, he explained.
Gough, "Fractal analysis of fetal heart rate variability," Physiological Measurement, vol.
* Abnormal fetal heart rate patterns as detected by EFM
Fetal heart rate interpretation modules have also been introduced and standardized over the last decade to assess an individual's competency and for institutional credentialing.
During the development of the fetus, parents hope to be able to grasp the physiological information of the fetus in real time, such as the fetal heart rate and contraction pressure, to help early detection of potential risks, and to guide fetal health development [1].
With the knowledge of a central nervous system (CNS) insult and the absence of fetal anemia, the abnormal fetal heart rate pattern was assessed to be a manifestation of the injury rather than placental dysfunction or fetal acidosis, thereby avoiding an unnecessary preterm delivery.
Monitoring of fetal heart rate is an essential component of antenatal care.
The fetus was at risk when the fetal heart rate decreased to less than 80 bpm and pericardial effusion continued to increase during the hospitalization.