Fetal heart rate response to cordocentesis and pregnancy outcome: a prospective cohort.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate fetal cardiac response to cordocentesis and whether such changes may affect pregnancy outcome. METHODS 117 singleton pregnant women requiring percutaneous trans-abdominal cordocentesis were prospectively included. Fetal heart rate was continuously evaluated by ultrasound for 1 min after completion of cordocentesis and intermittently… (More)