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Title: Doppler assessment of maternal central venous hemodynamics during uncomplicated pregnancy : a comprehensive review.
Authors: GYSELAERS, Wilfried
Mesens, T.
TOMSIN, Kathleen
Peeters, L.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Flemish Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Citation: Facts, Views and Vision in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1(3). p. 171-181
Abstract: Doppler studies on hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system and intra-abdominal organ perfusion in non-pregnant individuals are usualy performed by cardiologists and radiologists. Specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine are also familiar with cardiovascular Doppler sonography, however they mostly focus on the fetal 1;2 or uteroplacental circulation 3-5. Recently, several reports have been published on Doppler assessment of the maternal venous compartment, illustrating its feasibility and repeatability 6-11. These studies have shown that the venous compartment is also subject to maternal cardiovascular adaptation during uncomplicated pregnancy 9;11. In gestational diseases, such as preeclampsia, some of the observations show promising results with respect to the evaluation of maternal cardiovascular maladaptation 9;11 and prediction of subsequent disease 12. Therefore, the maternal venous compartment is a new area to be explored in obstetric ultrasound imaging 13, in order to link Doppler observations to known features of gestational cardiovascular (patho)physiology 14-16 and to the information obtained from other parameters 17. This paper offers a comprehensive review on Doppler assessment of the maternal venous compartment during uncomplicated pregnancy.
Notes: * Dept. Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Genk Belgium ° Dept. of Physiology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek Belgium ‡ Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek Belgium # Dept Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht The Netherlands
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10676
Link to publication: http://www.fvvo.be/archive/volume-1/number-3/review-articles/doppler-assessment-of-maternal-central-venous-hemodynamics-in-uncomplicated-pregnancy-a-comprehensiv/
ISSN: 2032-0418
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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