Maternal ECG recorded by internal monitoring closely mimicking fetal heart rate in a recent fetal death

A. Herman, R. Ron-El, S. Arieli, P. Schreyer, E. Caspi

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Abstract

A case of intrapartum fetal death in which the maternal heart rate was recorded by internal fetal monitoring is presented. The electrical activity of the maternal heart was transmitted via the fetal body and the recording mimicked a "normal" fetal heart rate (FHR). The patient was referred because of sudden abdominal pain and bleeding; doppler fetal heart tones were not heard. Because internal monitoring was synchronous with the maternal pulse, ultrasonography was performed and established the diagnosis of fetal demise. Awareness and usage of simple modalities are mandatory for proper diagnosis in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fetal death
  • Fetal heart rate
  • Internal monitoring
  • Maternal ECG

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