Analysis of cardiac micro-acceleration signals for the estimation of systolic and diastolic time intervals in cardiac resynchronization therapy

L. Giorgis, A.I. Hernandez, A. Amblard, L. Senhadji, S. Cazeau, G. Jauvert, E. Donal
2008 2008 Computers in Cardiology  
Heart sounds, measured via cardiac micro-acceleration (CMA), carry valuable information about the mechanical and hemodynamic function of the heart. The aim of the present study is to estimate systolic and diastolic time intervals from CMA features, extracted by segmentation of the first two heart sounds, i.e. onset, maximum energy and end instants. CMA, ECG and echocardiographic audio signals were acquired simultaneously on 60 patients under different hemodynamic conditions. Linear models,
more » ... d between CMA features and echo timings, were evaluated with their correlation coefficient, model error and coefficient stability. Models for mitral valve closing, aortic valve closing and opening instants showed satisfactory results, whereas the estimation of the opening instant of the mitral valve was more difficult. This work suggests the potential utility of CMA for monitoring cardiac function and defining optimal, adaptive pacing configurations.
doi:10.1109/cic.2008.4749061 fatcat:qd2k5fg2mbhnbctyzc4mbjsib4