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Cardiac function 

Cardiac function
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Cardiac function
Author(s):

Nick Archer

and Nicky Manning

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199230709.003.0014
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date: 12 December 2017

Assessment 202

Treatment 218

Cardiac function, if severely compromised, will cause general markers of ill health such as:

Pericardial effusion larger than physiological ( see Table 5.1, p.56).

Hydrops.

Reduced movement.

The purpose of the assessments discussed here is to identify the stressed or failing fetal heart at an earlier stage and to provide ways of monitoring changes objectively....

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