Computerized FHR Analysis and Biochemical Changes
Over the past 12 years a computerized fetal heart rate analysis system, for antenatal use, has been developed, improved, and recently made commerically available by Oxford Sonicaid. It should replace the non-stress and contraction stress tests because it is more reliable. It has not yet been tested systematically against the biophysical profile.
KeywordsFetal Heart Rate Intrauterine Death Fetal Lamb Fetal Heart Rate Pattern Fetal Heart Rate Variability
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