Obstetrics Book


Fetal Bradycardia

Aka: Fetal Bradycardia, FHR Bradycardia
  1. See Also
    1. Fetal Assessment
    2. Fetal Testing Indications
    3. Fetal Heart Tracing
  2. Definition
    1. Fetal Heart Rate under 110 bpm
  3. Mild Fetal Bradycardia (Fetal Heart Rate 100-110 bpm)
    1. Benign if adequate variability and no decelerations
    2. Other causes
      1. Post-term infant
      2. Occiput PosteriorFetal Position
  4. Transient Fetal Bradycardia (FHR < 100 bpm)
    1. Fetal Heart Block or other conduction defects
    2. Maternal Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    3. Congenital Heart Disease
  5. Prolonged Fetal Bradycardia (FHR < 100 bpm)
    1. Severe Fetal Hypoxia
  6. References
    1. Bailey (2000) ALSO, E:1-13
    2. Gabbe (2002) Obstetrics, p. 395
    3. Rylander (2001) Clin Fam Pract 3(2):287-305 [PubMed]

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