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Rapid Assessment Of Cardiac Contractility On A Home Bathroom Scale.
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PMID:  21843998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Analyzing systolic time intervalsspecifically the pre-ejection-period (PEP)is widely accepted as one of the few methods for non-invasive assessment of cardiac contractility. In this work, we investigated the ballistocardiogram (BCG) as a way to non-invasively measure myocardial contractility when combined with the electrocardiogram (ECG). Specifically, we derived a parameter from the BCG and ECG that we hypothesized would be highly correlated to PEP. This is the time delay between the J-wave peak of the BCG and the R-wave of the ECG, which we refer to as the RJ interval. The RJ interval was correlated to PEP (r2 = 0.86) for 2126 heartbeats across 10 subjects, with a y-intercept of 138 ms and slope of 1.05. This suggests that the RJ interval can be reliably used as a noninvasive assessment of cardiac contractility.
M Etemadi; O Inan; L Giovangrandi; G Kovacs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE transactions on information technology in biomedicine : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-0032     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9712259     Medline TA:  IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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