Fetal aortic blood flow and echocardiographic findings in human pregnancy.

  title={Fetal aortic blood flow and echocardiographic findings in human pregnancy.},
  author={Juha R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Pertti P Kirkinen and Pentti Jouppila},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={27 2},
Relationships between human fetal aortic blood flow parameters and the corresponding echocardiographic findings were investigated in 51 normal, 26 hypertensive and 18 diabetic late pregnancies. In the normal pregnancies the time-averaged mean and peak velocities and the waveform indexes of the flow in the fetal aorta were not dependent on the cardiac size nor on the fractional shortening of the myocardium. Total blood flow in the aorta correlated well with heart size and left ventricular output… CONTINUE READING

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