Fetal Heart-Rate Variability: Validation of a New Continuous, Noninvasive Computerized Analysis.

@article{Garabedian2017FetalHV,
  title={Fetal Heart-Rate Variability: Validation of a New Continuous, Noninvasive Computerized Analysis.},
  author={C. Garabedian and Laura Butruille and E. Servan-Schreiber and Gr{\'e}goire Ficheur and L. Storme and Philippe Deruelle and J. De jonckheere and V{\'e}ronique N Houfflin-Debarge},
  journal={Gynecologic and obstetric investigation},
  year={2017},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={
          500-507
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We developed a computerized heart-rate variability index related to the fetal parasympathetic activity: the Fetal Stress Index (FSI). The objective was to determine whether the FSI is related to the visual analysis of the fetal heart rate (FHR). METHODS Thirty tracings recorded at a labor ward were classified according to the NICHD categories: (I) normal FHR tracing, (II) intermediate risk of acidosis, and (III) high risk. FSI was calculated as minimum, maximum, and mean, and was… CONTINUE READING