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Heartbeat randomly jumps on fetal monitor .Why ?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: PACs.

Skipped beats are not uncommon in fetal heart rate monitoring; they are likely (>95%) due to benign premature atrial contractions of the fetal heart (no clinical significance).
Alternatively, fetal hiccups can be at play (good prognostic sign).

In brief: PACs.

Skipped beats are not uncommon in fetal heart rate monitoring; they are likely (>95%) due to benign premature atrial contractions of the fetal heart (no clinical significance).
Alternatively, fetal hiccups can be at play (good prognostic sign).
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