New White Paper Now Available:
The Physiology of the Fetal Heart Rate Control
Dr. Emily Hamilton, PeriGen’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Research, has just posted a new white paper covering the basic physiology of the fetal heart rate (FHR). Ideal for perinatal unit managers and educators looking for information to help their labor & delivery teams understand how electronic fetal monitoring can help identify fetuses with an increased risk of hypoxic injury and the basis of clinical interpretation of tracings as delivered via EFM and perinatal analysis. The 15-page paper delves into the impact of active labor on the FHR and the researched clinical models used to differentiate between normal and abnormal FHR patterns.
The paper’s references span a wide variety of research on fetal heart rate and its measurement during labor. Content includes:
- What Regulates the Fetal Heart Rate?
- How Did Scientists Discover How the Fetal Heart Rate Was Regulated During Labor?
- Fetal Heart Rate Decelerations
- Variable Decelerations
- Late Decelerations
- How Do These Discoveries Affect the Clinical Interpretation of Tracings?
About the Author
Emily Hamilton, MDCM is PeriGen’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and the inventor of the PeriCALM suite of perinatal analysis software. She and her research team actively engage in research projects designed to develop and improve the mathematical models used by PeriCALM software to detect and alert on potentially harmful FHR patterns.
She is widely published in leading obstetric journals and often speaks on her research and the use of technology to help labor & delivery clinical teams identify abnormal fetal heart rate patterns during childbirth. In addition to being an experienced obstetrician, Emily held numerous academic positions at McGill University. She works and resides in Montreal, Canada.