Electrodes, Cardiac, Electrocardiography, Fetal Scalp
Definition : Electrocardiography (ECG) electrodes designed for application directly to the fetal scalp after rupture of the amniotic sac that transmits bioelectric signals from the fetal heart to an intrapartum fetal monitor. These electrodes may consist of a clip that is insulated except at the metal prongs which work as electrodes; a clip with a single or double spiral electrode with a sharp distal end; or electrodes that use other means for fixing to the scalp. The electrodes are usually disposable but some reuse of fetal scalp EGC electrodes after sterilization is possible. Fetal scalp ECG electrodes are mainly intended to detect and transmit bioelectric heart signals for measuring, recording, and/or monitoring the cardiac rhythm of the fetus during the perinatal period. They are used to assess the progress of labor and the well-being of the fetus.
Entry Terms : "Electrodes, Fetal Scalp" , "Fetal Scalp Cardiac Electrodes" , "Fetal Scalp Electrodes"
UMDC code : 11447