Assessment of Left Ventricular Pre-Ejection Period in the Fetus Using Simultaneous Magnetocardiography and Echocardiography

  title={Assessment of Left Ventricular Pre-Ejection Period in the Fetus Using Simultaneous Magnetocardiography and Echocardiography},
  author={Nana Aba Mensah-Brown and Ronald T. Wakai and Bageshree Cheulkar and Shardha Srinivasan and Janette F. Strasburger},
  journal={Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy},
  pages={167 - 174}
Introduction: Fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG) is a promising new technique for assessing fetal rhythm; however, no prior studies have utilized fMCG to evaluate human fetal electromechanical physiology. Pre-ejection period (PEP) is an important measure of the electromechanical activation of the heart, and is altered by disease states and arrhythmias. Materials and Methods: A novel technique was used to assess fetal PEP and its relationship to other fetal systolic time intervals, RR interval… 

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