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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 820318, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/820318
Case Report

Fetal Circulatory Variation in an Acute Incident Causing Bradycardia

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, 07059 Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, 35340 Izmir, Turkey

Received 11 November 2014; Revised 22 November 2014; Accepted 4 December 2014; Published 18 December 2014

Academic Editor: Svein Rasmussen

Copyright © 2014 Safak Olgan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Umbilical artery\vein, middle cerebral artery, and ductus venosus Doppler velocimetry were performed at 33 weeks of gestation in the settings of an intrauterine growth restricted fetus during a heart rate deceleration. Interestingly, we recorded a sudden onset redistribution of fetal blood flow with fetal bradycardia. Spontaneous normalization of waveforms was observed once fetal heart rate returned to normal. Our case provides evidence to circulatory variation of a human fetus resulting from an acute incident causing bradycardia.