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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly
Of these parameters pertinent to fetal well-being, the delivery of an adequate amount of blood to the placenta seems to be the most crucial. At our present state of understanding, uterine blood flow (UBF) appears to be that parameter most often affected by physiologic and pathologic conditions, and it is certainly that factor most readily altered, either favorably or unfavorably, by the physician. In this presentation, normal changes in UBF during pregnancy will be reviewed briefly, those factors influencing uterine and placental vascular dynamics will be discussed, and the clinical relevance of these observations will be illustrated on the background of varying levels of uteroplacental adequacy.
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