Fetal atrial measurements before and after delivery: correlation with plasma atrial natriuretic peptide.

@article{Hata1992FetalAM,
  title={Fetal atrial measurements before and after delivery: correlation with plasma atrial natriuretic peptide.},
  author={Toshio Hata and Kazuhiko Makihara and Atsushi Manabe and Kohkichi Hata and Manabu Kitao},
  journal={Gynecologic and obstetric investigation},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={209-12}
}
Fetal and early neonatal atrial measurements correlating with plasma atrial natriuretic peptide were studied to evaluate the circulatory change before and after delivery in a longitudinal study of 10 normal fetuses from 1 week before until 5 days after delivery. Before delivery, right atrial area value was significantly larger than that of left atrial area; however, there were no significant differences between left and right atrial areas after delivery. Right atrial area value before delivery… CONTINUE READING