Fetal monitoring during maternal cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.

  title={Fetal monitoring during maternal cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Kyung Shik Koh and Robert M Friesen and R A Livingstone and L J Peddle},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association journal},
  volume={112 9},
Fetal cardiac activity was monitored with an external ultrasound transducer in two patients with clinical class III heart disease due to severe mitral stenosis complicated by pulmonary hypertension, undergoing open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Fetal distress was detected in one patient, who had mitral valvuloplasty, and was corrected by increasing the rate of blood flow, and the other patient had a mitral valve replacement but no fetal distress… CONTINUE READING


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