Doppler velocimetry and fetal heart rate pattern observations in acute cocaine intoxication

A case report

K. George, James Smith, Jr., L. B. Curet

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Abstract

While the use of cocaine in pregnancy continues to be a significant contributor to adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes, systematic study of the physiologic effects of cocaine in human gestation remains difficult. In a case of acute cocaine intoxication in the third trimester, Doppler velocimetry suggested a physiologic response from the uterine artery but not the umbilical artery. Furthermore, the abnormal uterine artery velocimetry was associated with a positive nonreactive contraction stress test, which became negative and reactive as the effects of the cocaine wore off and the velocimetry returned to normal. These observations suggest that the uterine arteries are more sensitive to cocaine than are the umbilical arteries and that abnormal fetal heart rate patterns during acute cocaine intoxication may be transitory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume40
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

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Fetal Heart Rate
Rheology
Cocaine
Uterine Artery
Umbilical Arteries
Pregnancy
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Exercise Test
Mothers
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Doppler velocimetry and fetal heart rate pattern observations in acute cocaine intoxication : A case report. / George, K.; Smith, Jr., James; Curet, L. B.

In: The Journal of reproductive medicine, Vol. 40, No. 1, 1995, p. 65-67.

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