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Doppler velocimetry in the evaluation of fetal hypoxia

Saemundur Gudmundsson and Mariusz Dubiel
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Abstract

Knowledge of fetal hemodynamic physiology has developed enormously during the last two decades due to Doppler ultrasound. Some of this knowledge has been utilized for routine surveillance of high-risk pregnancies. The prediction of fetal hypoxia before the development of life lasting sequel is of major importance, especially in the very premature case with absent end-diastolic blood flow in the umbilical artery before lung maturity. This review gives an overview of the present knowledge in this field.

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Published Online: 2005-06-01
Published in Print: 2001-11-02

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