Assessing the development of fetal myocardial function by a novel Doppler myocardial performance index.
Ahsan H Khandoker, F Marzbanrad, Y Kimura, Saeed Al Nuaimi, M Palaniswami
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) | Published : 2016
Doppler-derived myocardial performance index are used to assess aspects of systolic and diastolic function in adult as well as fetal heart. The Tei Index (TI) is a useful and non-invasive tool. The aim of this study was to determine normal values of fetal left ventricular (LV) TI in early (16-32 weeks) and late trimester (35-41 weeks) fetuses and to develop a new myocardial performance index (K-index; KI) which focuses on fetal diastolic interval when oxygenated blood from the placenta filled in the LV. Simultaneous recordings of Doppler Ultrasound Signal (DUS) of the LV outflow tracts and fetal electrocardiogram signals were obtained in 55 early- and late-trimester fetuses. The LV isovolumi..View full abstract