Pulse oximetry measures a lower heart rate at birth compared with electrocardiography

Jeroen J van Vonderen, Stuart Brian Hooper, Jacco Kroese, Arno A W Roest, Ilona C Narayen, Erik W van Zwet, Arjan B Te Pas

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Abstract

To examine the effect of time after birth on heart rate (HR) measured by pulse oximetry (PO) (HRPO) and electrocardiography (ECG) (HRECG). STUDY DESIGN: HRECG and HRPO (collected at maximum sensitivity) were assessed in 53 term and preterm infants at birth. ECG electrodes and a PO sensor were attached as soon as possible and HRECG and HRPO were compared every 30 seconds from 1-10 minutes after birth. Data were compared using a Wilkinson signed-rank test. Clinical relevance (eg, HR
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49 - 53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume166
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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