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Fetal cardiac dysfunction in preterm premature rupture of membranes.

Authors
  • Romero, R
  • Espinoza, J
  • Gonçalves, L F
  • Gomez, R
  • Medina, L
  • Silva, M
  • Chaiworapongsa, T
  • Yoon, B H
  • Ghezzi, F
  • Lee, W
  • Treadwell, M
  • Berry, S M
  • Maymon, E
  • Mazor, M
  • DeVore, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
16
Issue
3
Pages
146–157
Identifiers
PMID: 15590440
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Preterm PROM is associated with changes in fetal cardiac function consistent with increased left ventricular compliance. These observations were also noted in fetuses with microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity. Our findings suggest that fetal cardiac function is altered in preterm PROM and, in particular, in cases with intra-amniotic infection.

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