Change in heart rate variability in relation to a significant ST-event associates with newborn metabolic acidosis.

@article{Siira2007ChangeIH,
  title={Change in heart rate variability in relation to a significant ST-event associates with newborn metabolic acidosis.},
  author={Saila M Siira and Tiina H Ojala and Eeva Ekholm and Tero Vahlberg and Sofia Blad and Karl G. Rosen},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={114 7},
  pages={819-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To find whether low-to-high frequency (LF/HF) ratio of fetal heart rate (FHR) variability changes in relation to a significant ST-event during delivery, and if the change is predictive of metabolic acidosis of the newborn. DESIGN A case-control study. SETTING Data from a multicentre project. SUBJECTS Acidotic and control fetuses with abnormal cardiotocography together with a ST-event in fetal electrocardiogram (ECG). METHODS We studied intrapartum FHR variability with spectral… CONTINUE READING