Comparison of software developed for FHR extraction from PCG signals

M. Ruffo, M. Romano, Mario Cesarelli, P. Bifulco, A. Fratini, G. Pasquariello, M. Iaccarino, S. Iaccarino

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Abstract

A valuable alternative to US cardiotocography, for fetal surveillance, can be offered by phonocardiography, a passive and low cost acoustic recording of fetal heart sounds. A crucial point is the exact recognizing of the fetal heart sounds, associated to each fetal heart beat, and then the estimation of FHR signal. In this work, software for FHR assessment from phonocardiographic signals was developed. To check the reliability of the software, obtained results were compared with those of simultaneously recorded cardiotocographic signals. Results seemed to be satisfying, as provided FHR series were almost all confined within FHR-CTG +/- 3 bpm, where FHR-CTG were FHR series provided by commercial US cardiotocographic devices, currently employed in clinical routine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
Pages946-949
Number of pages4
Volume25
Edition4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Image Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Biomechanics - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sep 7 2009Sep 12 2009

Other

OtherWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Image Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Biomechanics
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/7/099/12/09

Keywords

  • Passive fetal monitoring
  • Phonocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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