Doppler ultrasound studies of the uterine arteries in spontaneous and IVF stimulated ovarian cycles

Gynecol Endocrinol. 1990 Dec;4(4):245-50. doi: 10.3109/09513599009024978.


The changes of uterine artery blood flow in women were studied throughout normal and in vitro fertilization (IVF) stimulated cycles. The obtained data showed that uterine blood flow variations are correlated to spontaneous or induced hormonal changes. Furthermore, Doppler investigation may be very important in predicting the pregnant state at a very early stage in patients enrolled in an IVF program.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteries / physiology
  • Blood Flow Velocity
  • Estradiol / blood
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro*
  • Humans
  • Menstrual Cycle*
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uterus / blood supply*
  • Uterus / physiology


  • Estradiol