Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Clinical Practice and Pathophysiology by Wolfgang KünzelFetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Clinical Practice and Pathophysiology by Wolfgang Künzel

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Clinical Practice and Pathophysiology

byWolfgang Künzel

Paperback | November 24, 2011

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In the past decade fetal heart rate monitoring has become a generally ac­ cepted method for fetal surveillance during pregnancy and labor. Although its importance has been doubted recently, I personally feel that this method has become an important obstetric tool. It has not only improved our knowledge about fetal behavior and fetal condition throughout gesta­ tion, but it has especially improved fetal surveillance during labor; the most dangerous period of human life has never been as safe as nowadays. The only people who can question the advantage of fetal heart rate moni­ toring are those who did not experience the period before fetal heart rate monitoring was generally introduced. The first paper on the history of fetal heart rate monitoring takes us back to the beginning of fetal surveillance and provides an introduction to the different aspects of fetal observation which are covered later in this volume. Common practices of fetal surveillance in different countries are discussed, and the paths that future developments will take are suggested. An outline of the physiological aspects of fetal heart rate regulation is fol­ lowed by discussion of the pathophysiology with which the obstetrician is very often confronted.
Title:Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Clinical Practice and PathophysiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.01 inPublished:November 24, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Clinical Application and Validity.- History of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring.- Necessity of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring from a Dutch Point of View.- Changing Trends of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring in the United States.- The Dublin Randomised Controlled Trial of Intrapartum Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring.- The Use of Fetal Surveillance During Labor in the Federal Republic of Germany.- Present and Future Technical Advances in Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring.- Physiology of Fetal Heart Rate During Intrauterine Life.- Antenatal Heart Rate Analysis at the Bedside Using a Microprocessor.- Fetal Hemodynamic Alterations During Advancing Gestation.- Pathophysiology of Fetal Heart Rate Deceleration.- Incidence and Pattern of Fetal Heart Rate Alterations During Labor.- Fetal Hemodynamic Responses to Reduced Uterine Blood Flow in the Sheep Fetus.- Variability of Fetal Heart Rate Deceleration, Blood Pressure, and Acid Base Alterations During Defined Repetitive Hypoxic Stress.- Fetal Heart Rate Response to Hypoxia in the Subhuman Primate.- Fetal Heart Rate Alterations in Partial and Total Cord Occlusion.- Neurohumoral and Metabolic Response of the Fetus to Hypoxia.- Adrenal-Medullary Activity and Cardiovascular Control in the Fetal Sheep.- The Dip Area: A Measure of Acid Base Alterations?.- Fetal Heart Rate and Fetal Deterioration: Clinical and Experimental Observations.- Kinetics of Lactic Acid Accumulation and Removal in the Fetus.- Pharmacological Aspects of Fetal Heart Rate Regulation During Hypoxia.- Pathophysiology of Fetal Heart Rate Variability and Base Line Fetal Heart Rate.- The Control of Fetal Heart Rate and Its Variability in Lambs.- Short- and Long-Term Variability in Fetal Heart Rate Pattern and Its Relation to Basal Heart Frequency.- Long-Term Observation of Fetal Heart Rate Irregularities.- Fetal Heart Rate Patterns in Experimental Intrauterine Growth Retardation.- Chemoreceptor and Baroreceptor Function with Respect to Fetal Heart Rate Variability.- Blood Flow Measurements in the Human Fetus.