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Academic Session on “ Cardiotocography and Portogram”

12:00:AM IMI House, Karachi

Dr. Shahida, Head of Gynecology Department at Holy Family Hospital was invited to take a lecture on “Cardiotocography & Portogram. She started her talk with the definition of Cardiotocography and its components i.e. Baseline Heart Rate, Baseline variability, Acceleration and Deceleration. Basically, CTG or Cardiotocography is the graphical presentation of Fetal Heart Rate along with Uterine Contraction. She informed that Normal Fetal Heart Rate is about 110-160 beats per minute (bpm) while Baseline variability is 10-25 bpm. She further classified deceleration as Early, Late and Variable.

The second part of lecture was Portogram which is the graphical presentation of Fetal and Maternal well-being. Top most portion of portogram is about maternal personal information. By the help of portogram we can record cervical dilatation and stations of fetal head. She explained components of portogram and showed a partograph. She also discussed abnormal portogram for better understanding of the participants.