Assessment of Fetal Development Using Cardiac Valve Intervals

  title={Assessment of Fetal Development Using Cardiac Valve Intervals},
  author={Faezeh Marzbanrad and Ahsan H. Khandoker and Yoshitaka Kimura and Marimuthu Swami Palaniswami and Gari D. Clifford},
  journal={Frontiers in Physiology},
An automated method to assess the fetal physiological development is introduced which uses the component intervals between fetal cardiac valve timings and the Q-wave of fetal electrocardiogram (fECG). These intervals were estimated automatically from one-dimensional Doppler Ultrasound and noninvasive fECG. We hypothesize that the fetal growth can be estimated by the cardiac valve intervals. This hypothesis was evaluated by modeling the fetal development using the cardiac intervals and… 

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