When is fetal heart rate assessed in the physical exam of maternal urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Assessment of the fetal heart rate on the basis of gestational age should be included as part of the evaluation. Often, owing to maternal fever, the fetal heart rate is elevated to more than 160 beats/min.


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