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 faster than 160 bpm that persists throughout one 10-min period.
See also: tachycardia
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Acute chorioamnionitis is defined as intrapartum maternal fever and maternal tachycardia, fetal tachycardia, uterine tenderness, or purulent amniotic fluid.
Again, even in the case of fetal tachycardia, the presence of minimal variability and/or accelerations tells us that the baby is probably not acidemic.
Maternal pulse and temperature, fetal tachycardia, uterine irritability and tenderness) were used.
Just prior to birth, the tracings showed a 15-minute period of fetal tachycardia with the heart rate at 180 bpm.
Other anti-emetic drugs are the anticholinergics scopolamine and trimethobenzamide (Tigan), but limited data indicate that they are nor effective for NVP; scopolamine also causes fetal tachycardia.
Monitor for fetal tachycardia or bradycardia, heart rate variability, and decelerations.
Maternal Hb was 10.6gm% Subsequent Cardiotocography showed a mild fetal tachycardia while uterine contractions remained at low frequency and intensity.
When persistent fetal tachycardia became evident, the mother's membranes were artificially ruptured.
Nifedipine can cause maternal and fetal tachycardia, as well as hypotension in the mother and altered uteroplacental blood flow to the fetus.
Indicators of uterine infection included clinical chorioamnionitis; a maternal temperature above 37[degrees] C; acute placental inflammation; placental-fetal inflammation; maternal fever and at least two of the following clinical findings: fetal tachycardia, white blood count below 15,000, or a foul vaginal discharge.
If more severe, signs of hypovolemia may be evident on fetal heart rate monitoring, such as fetal tachycardia, a sinusoidal pattern, or late decelerations.