PMID: 2293544Jan 1, 1990Paper

Fetal heart rate monitoring in the upright pregnant woman

Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie
A RiehnD Szendzielorz


In a prospective study were performed methods for electronic supervision in 163 lying and standing patients beyond the end of pregnancy. Results of the nonstress test (NST) and standing challenge test (SCT) were correlated with late and severe variable decelerations of fetal heart rate during labor, Apgar scores at 5 minutes and pH in arterial cord blood. The correlation of NST and SCT results and the various measures of fetal and neonatal condition indicated that an individual fetus at risk cannot be identified with a high degree of accuracy. There were no significant differences for sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value if NST were compared with SCT. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.

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Heart Rate, Fetal
Labor (Childbirth)

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