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Cardiotocography (CTG)

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Cardiotocography (CTG) monitors fetal well-being, by continuously recording the fetal heart rate (FHR) as well as maternal uterine contractions. The FHR is recorded by using either an ultrasound transducer or a fetal scalp electrode whereas uterine contractions are measured by a pressure transducer placed on the mother’s abdomen. It is imperative that obstetric anesthetists have a good grasp on the fundamentals of CTG. This will enable better communication with their obstetric colleagues, who often base the decisions for urgent delivery of the fetus on CTG changes.

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Athar, M.W., Naz, A., Khatoon, F. (2022). Cardiotocography (CTG). In: Fernando, R., Sultan, P., Phillips, S. (eds) Quick Hits in Obstetric Anesthesia. Springer, Cham.

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