Floatingline estimation in FHR signal analysis

M. Cesarelli*, M. Romano, G. d'Addio, M. Ruffo, P. Bifulco, G. Pasquariello, A. Fratini

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Abstract

Cardiotocography provides significant information on foetal oxygenation linked to characteristics of foetal heart rate signals. Among most important we can mention foetal heart rate variability, whose spectral analysis is recognised like useful in improving diagnosis of pathologic conditions. However, despite its importance, a standardisation of definition and estimation of foetal heart rate variability is still searched. Some guidelines state that variability refers to fluctuations in the baseline free from accelerations and decelerations. This is an important limit in clinical routine since variability in correspondence of these FHR alterations has always been regarded as particularly significant in terms of prognostic value. In this work we compute foetal heart rate variability as difference between foetal heart rate and floatingline and we propose a method for extraction of floatingline which takes into account accelerations and decelerations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
Subtitle of host publication14–18 September 2011, Budapest, Hungary
EditorsÁkos Jobbágy
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
PublisherSpringer
Pages179-182
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23508-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23507-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 14 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Volume37
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

Conference5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
Abbreviated titleIFMBE 2011
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period14/09/1118/09/11

Keywords

  • Floatingline
  • Foetal heart rate variability
  • Foetal monitoring

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    Cesarelli, M., Romano, M., d'Addio, G., Ruffo, M., Bifulco, P., Pasquariello, G., & Fratini, A. (2011). Floatingline estimation in FHR signal analysis. In Á. Jobbágy (Ed.), 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering : 14–18 September 2011, Budapest, Hungary (pp. 179-182). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 37). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23508-5_48