fetal hypoxia


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fetal hypoxia

Low levels of oxygen in the fetus, commonly as a result of diminished placental perfusion, uteroplacental insufficiency, or compression of the umbilical cord. The condition is often accompanied by acidosis and is life-threatening unless prompt interventions are undertaken to restore well-oxygenated blood to the fetus. Signs of early fetal hypoxia include tachycardia and increased variability of the fetal heart rate; profound fetal hypoxia is characterized by bradycardia and a sinusoidal fetal heart rate pattern.
See also: hypoxia
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Lower PI values were suggestive of fetal hypoxia. Doppler velocimetry can be a useful prenatal test for the patients with IUGR.
Therefore reduced birth weight reported for Saudi high altitude babies appeared to be not mediated by fetal hypoxia, but possibly by other mechanisms induced by placental hypoxia.
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Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) reduces the risk of intrapartum fetal death from fetal hypoxia and prevents about one prenatal death per 1000 births.
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