Modeling fetal--maternal heart-rate interaction.

  • Van Leeuwen P
  • Geue D
  • Lange S
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The influence of maternal respiration on the occurrence of short-term fetal--maternal heart-rate coordination was examined using a model, which considers both heart-rate characteristics and effects of maternal respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Epochs of fetal--maternal heart-rate coordination were identified in model data produced at varying respiratory rates and compared with epochs found in real data acquired in mother-fetus pairs. The model results suggest that the low incidence of epochs found in the real data at low-breathing rates may be explained by heart-rate characteristics, but that the higher incidence at fast rates must be due to other factors.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Cardiovascular
  • Computer Simulation
  • Computer-Assisted
  • Female
  • Fetal
  • Fetal: physiology
  • Heart Rate
  • Heart Rate: physiology
  • Humans
  • Models
  • Nonparametric
  • Pregnancy
  • Respiration
  • Signal Processing
  • Statistics

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  • Peter Van Leeuwen

  • Daniel Geue

  • Silke Lange

  • Dietrich H W Grönemeyer

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