Fetal middle cerebral arterial peak systolic velocity
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The fetal middle cerebral arterial (MCA) peak systolic velocity (PSV) is an important parameter in fetal MCA Doppler assessment.
The fetal MCA should be sampled ~2 mm from the origin of the fetal internal carotid artery and the angle of the ultrasound beam and the direction of blood flow should be 0°. Usually, the highest peak systolic velocity (PSV) value is taken.
reliable between 18-35 weeks
increased PSV can indicate moderate-to-severe anemia in non-hydrops fetuses 4
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