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Case study

Complexity of fetal traces and the potential of artifact

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An awareness for the complexity of fetal traces and the potential of artifact is vitally important for professionals using electronic fetal monitoring devices.

 

In a busy daily routine, specific fetal trace characteristics may be missed, leading to unexpected or even fatal outcomes. One of the most common events is unintentional – recording of the maternal blood vessel pulsation instead of the fetal heart.

 

Read the case study in which clinicians confused the maternal pulse and fetal heart rates in a 21-year-old pregnant woman in labor.

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