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Potential problems fror a baby who has low apgar?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Low apgar score
The apgar score is a specific assessment that grades the smoothness of a newborns transition into an air breathing status, away from placental support.
Low apgar score reflects a combination of poor ventilation, slow heart rate and evidence that oxygen is not moving to the tissues efficiently & assistance is needed. Persistent low scores after 5min & external support suggests major problem.

In brief: Low apgar score
The apgar score is a specific assessment that grades the smoothness of a newborns transition into an air breathing status, away from placental support.
Low apgar score reflects a combination of poor ventilation, slow heart rate and evidence that oxygen is not moving to the tissues efficiently & assistance is needed. Persistent low scores after 5min & external support suggests major problem.
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