ISSNIP

Diagnosis of Fetal Heart Defects using ECG and Doppler Ultrasound

Investigators
Staff:

M. Palaniswami;
Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Ahsan Khandoker.

Student:
Collaborations

Yoshitaka Kimura, Tohoku University, Japan.

Description
Introduction: Human health in the developing foetus is critical to the future well being of the adult. At least 8 of every 1,000 infants born each year have heart defect and 1.9% of Australians with cardiovascular defects are alive today (National Health Survey, 2001).
Significance: The outcome of this project will improve the prenatal cardiovascular risk assessment tools in Australia.
Applications:
Challenges: This project proposes a novel non-invasive system to recognize the timings of foetal cardiac events on the basis of analysis of electrical (foetal ECG) and mechanical (Doppler ultrasound signals) heart activity together to enable obstetricians to detect an early stage of prenatal cardiac dysfunction.
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