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Whats wrong when low variability of fetal heart rate?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Acidosis.: Non-reassuring fetal heart tones include loss of beat to beat or short term variability. They are commonly used to monitor fetal status and determine timing/mode of delivery although they have an exceedingly high false-positive rate in predicting actual neurological impairment in the infant. They can be due to: acidosis; hypoxia; drugs; infection; sleep cycle; dehydration; anemia; thyroidopathies.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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