ISSN: 1223-1533

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DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF NONINVASIVE CARDIAC FUNCTION MEASUREMENT FOR PREGNANCY-INDUCED HYPERTENSION


Authors: Shi-feng Li, Ji-hong Shen, Young-Sheng Wang, Zhong-Jian Li




 

Objective: To explore the diagnostic value of noninvasive cardiac function measurement for pregnancy-induced hypertension.

 

Method: 158 cases of gestational hypertension treated in our hospital were analyzed retrospectively while 50 healthy pregnant women were served as normal controls. The heart function parameters in two groups were measured by noninvasive cardiac function analyzer, such as myocardial contractive force indexes(JP,VP), impedance indexes(RTM,RS), volume load indexes(GCV, LVDP) and left heart output index(LCI).

 

Results: In all 158 cases of gestational hypertension, the myocardial contractive force indexes, impedance indexes and left heart output index increased unusually, the difference between the two groups was statistically significant, P<0.05. The myocardial contractive force indexes and the impedance indexes increased significantly higher than left heart output index, P<0.05.

 

Conclusions: The noninvasive cardiac function measurement has much valuable in the early diagnosis of pregnancy-induced hypertension, especially the myocardial contractive force indexes, impedance indexes and left heart output index, it appeared to be simple, efficient and worthy to be clinically popularized and applied.