Successful detection of the fetal electrocardiogram waveform changes during various states of singletons

Naoaki Sato, Tetsuro Hoshiai, Takuya Ito, Kazunari Owada, Hiroshi Chisaka, Ayako Aoyagi, Junichi Sugawara, Nobuo Yaegashi, Kunihiro Okamura, Yoshitaka Kimura

研究成果: Article査読

18 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Accurate assessment of fetal well-being is one of the most important tasks for obstetricians. It is still diffcult to measure fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) during fetal movements. Recently, a new method, blind source separation with reference signals, was proposed for stable measurements. This method distinguishes weak signals from noisy mixed signals with little information about the sources. The aim of this study is to estimate the ability of this method for fetal ECG monitoring and to establish standard fetal ECG electrocardiogram values of normal singletons including during fetal movement. The subjects enrolled were 167 pregnant women with normal single pregnancy from 18- to 41-week gestation, who regularly visited Tohoku University Hospital, and 12 pregnant women with fetal abnormality. Fetal signals were successfully separated in 163 of 179 subjects at 91.1% success rate regardless of fetal movements. Time intervals of ECG (P, PR and QRS intervals and QTc) were measured. The standard curves of each interval through the gestational period were obtained. The data in active phase were compared to that in rest phase and the data obtained from normal and abnormal fetuses were investigated. PR intervals in the rest phase were prolonged compared to those in the active phase. Fetal ECG showed anomalous values such as PR interval or QTc prolongation in the abnormal fetuses. The fetal ECG was measured by the new method with or without fetal movements, and the standard fetal ECG values have been established. This study provides a foundation for further detailed clinical studies.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)89-94
ページ数6
ジャーナルTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
225
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)

フィンガープリント

「Successful detection of the fetal electrocardiogram waveform changes during various states of singletons」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル