A novel cardiotocography fetal heart rate baseline estimation algorithm

Shahad Nidhal, M. A Mohd Ali, Hind Najah

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    Abstract

    Cardiotocography (CTG) is a simultaneous recording of fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine contractions (UC) and it is one of the most common diagnostic techniques to evaluate maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and before delivery. FHR patterns are observed manually by obstetricians during the process of CTG analyses. For the last three decades, great interest has been paid to the fetal heart rate baseline and its frequency analysis, as a base for a more objective analysis of the CTG tracings. Changes in the fetal heart rate pattern relative to contractions provide an induction of fetal condition. This paper proposed new algorithm for FHR baseline calculation.In this work, we present an algorithm for estimating baseline as one of the most important features present in the FHR signal. An algorithm based on digital CTG using Mathlab programming to estimate FHR baseline, the work in this paper rely on detection of baseline values which gives an indication of the fetal status and health condition. The results were compared with the opinion of experts (obstetricians) baseline estimation and one researcher in the same field of study. The obtained results showed slight difference with the experts opinion as a first step for further work to estimate the other parameters of the CTG.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4002-4010
    Number of pages9
    JournalScientific Research and Essays
    Volume5
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2010

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    Cardiotocography
    heart rate
    Fetal Heart Rate
    expert opinion
    Expert Testimony
    contraction
    uterine contraction
    Uterine Contraction
    pregnancy
    estimates
    tracing
    programming
    diagnostic techniques
    normal values
    Health Status
    health
    delivery
    induction
    indication
    estimating

    Keywords

    • Baseline (BL)
    • Cardiotocogram (CTG)
    • Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring (EFM)
    • Fetal heart rate (FHR)
    • Royal college of obstetricians and gynecologists (RCOG)
    • Uterine contraction (UC)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Medicine(all)
    • Engineering(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Nidhal, S., Ali, M. A. M., & Najah, H. (2010). A novel cardiotocography fetal heart rate baseline estimation algorithm. Scientific Research and Essays, 5(24), 4002-4010.

    A novel cardiotocography fetal heart rate baseline estimation algorithm. / Nidhal, Shahad; Ali, M. A Mohd; Najah, Hind.

    In: Scientific Research and Essays, Vol. 5, No. 24, 18.12.2010, p. 4002-4010.

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    Nidhal, S, Ali, MAM & Najah, H 2010, 'A novel cardiotocography fetal heart rate baseline estimation algorithm', Scientific Research and Essays, vol. 5, no. 24, pp. 4002-4010.
    Nidhal, Shahad ; Ali, M. A Mohd ; Najah, Hind. / A novel cardiotocography fetal heart rate baseline estimation algorithm. In: Scientific Research and Essays. 2010 ; Vol. 5, No. 24. pp. 4002-4010.
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