Patricio Fuentealba, Alfredo Illanes, Frank Ortmeier: Progressive Fetal Distress Estimation by Characterization of Fetal Heart Rate Decelerations Response Based on Signal Variability in Cardiotocographic Recordings. In: 2017 Computing in Cardiology (CinC), S. 1–4, IEEE 2017, ISSN: 2325- 887X.

Abstract

In the current clinical practice, Cardiotocograph (CTG) is a standard and widely used tool for fetal surveillance. However, CTG interpretation is difficult since it involves human diagnosis of different patterns in highly complex signals. Fetal heart rate (FHR) decelerations and variability are known to be the most significant and difficult patterns to assess by the clinical staff. The main goal of this work is to analyze the fetal distress by tracking the evolution of the dynamical changes occurring in the CTG recording. The idea is to consider the direct mbox{input/output} relationship between uterine contraction (UC) and FHR signals by the characterization of FHR decelerations in terms of their signal variability as a sign of the fetal response corresponding to a UC event. Results show that the progression of the decelerations response over time can help the observer to track fetal distress.

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@inproceedings{fuentealba2017progressive,
title = {Progressive Fetal Distress Estimation by Characterization of Fetal Heart Rate Decelerations Response Based on Signal Variability in Cardiotocographic Recordings},
author = {Patricio Fuentealba and Alfredo Illanes and Frank Ortmeier},
url = {https://cse.cs.ovgu.de/cse-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/fuentealba2017progressive.pdf},
doi = {10.22489/CinC.2017.276-152},
issn = {2325- 887X},
year  = {2017},
date = {2017-12-01},
booktitle = {2017 Computing in Cardiology (CinC)},
volume = {44},
pages = {1--4},
organization = {IEEE},
abstract = {In the current clinical practice, Cardiotocograph (CTG) is a standard and widely used tool for fetal surveillance. However, CTG interpretation is difficult since it involves human diagnosis of different patterns in highly complex signals. Fetal heart rate (FHR) decelerations and variability are known to be the most significant and difficult patterns to assess by the clinical staff. The main goal of this work is to analyze the fetal distress by tracking the evolution of the dynamical changes occurring in the CTG recording. The idea is to consider the direct mbox{input/output} relationship between uterine contraction (UC) and FHR signals by the characterization of FHR decelerations in terms of their signal variability as a sign of the fetal response corresponding to a UC event. Results show that the progression of the decelerations response over time can help the observer to track fetal distress.},
keywords = {cardiotocograph, FHR decelerations, progressive CTG analysis, signal variability},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {inproceedings}
}