Non-invasive assessment of cardiac contractility on a weighing scale

Abstract

Myocardial contractility, the intrinsic ability of the heart muscle to produce force, has been difficult to quantify non-invasively. Pre-ejection-period (PEP), the time the ventricles spend in isovolumetric contraction, is widely accepted as a way to measure contractility. This work presents a way by which the ballistocardiogram — a readily accessible non… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5332508

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