The effect of antenatal steroid treatment on fetal autonomic heart rate regulation revealed by fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG).

@article{Schneider2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of antenatal steroid treatment on fetal autonomic heart rate regulation revealed by fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG).},
  author={Uwe Schneider and Anja Fiedler and Beatrix Schr{\"o}der and Susann Jaekel and Angelika Stacke and Dirk Hoyer and Ekkehard Schleu\ssner},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2010},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={319-25}
}
BACKGROUND Steroid administration to accelerate fetal lung maturation reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality in the case of preterm delivery. Behavioral observations suggest effects on fetal cardiovascular regulation. AIM We hypothesize that beat to beat heart rate variability (fHRV) derived from fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG) will reveal a direct, acute steroidal effect on fetal autonomic heart rate regulation. SUBJECTS Eight patients between 29 and 34 weeks of gestation at risk for… CONTINUE READING