Fetal heart rate and umbilical artery flow velocity variability in intrauterine growth restriction: a matched controlled study.

@article{Vinkesteijn2004FetalHR,
  title={Fetal heart rate and umbilical artery flow velocity variability in intrauterine growth restriction: a matched controlled study.},
  author={A S M Vinkesteijn and Pieter C Struijk and Nicolette T. C. Ursem and Wim C. J. Hop and Juriy W. Wladimiroff},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={461-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To study heart rate and umbilical artery blood flow velocity variability in growth-restricted fetuses and investigate the influence of the autonomic nervous system on these parameters. METHODS Doppler velocity waveforms were collected from long-lasting umbilical artery recordings in 15 fetuses with growth restriction and 15 normal age-matched controls at 23-35 weeks of gestation. Absolute heart rate and umbilical artery blood flow velocity as well as the coefficient of variation… CONTINUE READING