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Cardiac function

Nick Archer and Nicky Manning

in Fetal Cardiology

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Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199230709
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726002 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199230709.003.0014

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Cardiac function

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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....

Chapter.  2306 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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