Cardiotocography is monitoring of fetal heart rate combined with a record of uterine contractions. This test is performed during antenatal care. That can detect deviations may result from fetus’s life-threatening situation.
Comprise really two tests:
tokography – registration of uterine contractions,
cardiography – registration of fetal heart.
Primary research should take 30 minutes. In some situation it can be extended to an hour.
The indications for this procedure CTG is respiratory failure bearings, which can occur if the pregnancy is already late, there is a hypertension caused by pregnancy, intrauterine growth inhibition and hemolytic disease of the fetus.
A prerequisite for the implementation of the test is the ability of the fetus to ectopic life.