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Assessment of Embryo Heart Rate in Early Pregnancy by Transvaginal Ultrasonography with Color and Pulsed Doppler

Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia 10/2000; 22(9):551-555. DOI: 10.1590/S0100-72032000000900003

ABSTRACT Objetivos: avaliar a evolução da freqüência cardíaca embrio-fetal no primeiro trimestre da gestação e determinar sua curva de normalidade. Pacientes e Métodos: em estudo prospectivo foram avaliadas 206 pacientes com diagnóstico clínico e/ou ultra-sonográfico de gestação no primeiro trimestre, por meio de exame ultra-sonográfico transvaginal com Doppler colorido, utilizando-se equipamento da marca Aloka, modelo SSD-2000, com sonda transvaginal convexa na freqüência de 5,0 MHz, todos realizados por um mesmo examinador. Foi determinada a freqüência cardíaca embriofetal. As pacientes foram divididas em grupos de acordo com a idade gestacional, em intervalos de 0,5 semana a partir da 6ª semana de gestação. Foi avaliada a evolução da gestação mediante realização de exame ultra-sonográfico de rotina no final do 2º e 3º trimestre. Foram calculados as médias e desvios-padrão para cada idade gestacional avaliada. Resultados: foi possível determinar a curva de normalidade para a freqüência cardíaca embriofetal. A média da freqüência cardíaca embriofetal apresentou modificações com a evolução da idade gestacional, variando de 110 ± 14 bpm com 6,0 semanas a 150 ± 12 bpm com 14,0 semanas, compatíveis com as fases do desenvolvimento e maturação funcional cardíaca. Conclusões: a ultra-sonografia transvaginal com Doppler colorido tornou possível a avaliação cardiovascular da gestação inicial, sendo um método não-invasivo e inócuo para o embrião. Os valores determinados poderão ser utilizados em estudos futuros neste período gestacional.

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