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A Model of the Foetal Circulation for the Interpretation of Foetal Heart Rate Patterns

  • A. F. L. Veth
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 1)

Abstract

At present a growing number of obstetricians are making use of the advances in modern technology to derive information about the condition of the human foetus during pregnancy and birth. Most commonly the foetal heart rate (FHR) and the intra-uterine pressure (IUP) are monitored during labour. The FHR sometimes shows variations, often related to uterine contractions. One of such variations, called a variable deceleration, is said to be due to compression of the umbilical cord during a uterine contraction (1).

Keywords

Umbilical Cord Foetal Heart Rate Umbilical Artery Uterine Contraction Foetal Circulation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. L. Veth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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