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Title: Influence of fetal respiratory movements on left atrial functional status
Authors: Leite, Maria de Fátima Monteiro Pereira
Zielinsky, Paulo
Benchimol-Barbosa, Paulo Roberto
Nicoloso, Luiz Henrique
Luchese, Stelamaris
Piccoli Jr., Antonio Luiz
Naujorks, Alexandre Antonio
Affilliation: Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia. Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Abstract: Objective Because fetal respiratory movements increase left ventricular compliance, we hypothesized that the left atrial shortening fraction increases during fetal respiratory motions. Methods A group of 26 normal fetuses with gestational ages between 28 and 38weeks were assessed in a prospective cross-sectional study. Left atrial telesystolic and presystolic diameters were measured during apnea and after five consecutive respiratory movements. Left atrial shortening fraction was obtained by the ratio: [maximal left atrium diameter (telesystolic)– minimal left atrium diameter (presystolic)]/maximal left atrium diameter (telesystolic). The mean of three measurements were considered. Two-tailed Student’st-test was used. Results Mean gestational age was (mean SD) 30.7 2.8weeks. Mean left atrial telesystolic diameter in apnea was 10.6 0.7mm and during respiratory movements it was 10.5 1.1mm (p=0.98). Presystolic left atrial diameter was 5.2 0.1mm in apnea and 4.4 1.3mm during respiratory movements (p<0.001). Left atrial shortening fraction was 0.50 0.05 in apnea and 0.58 0.13 during respiratory movements (p<0.001). Conclusion Left atrial shortening fraction is higher during respiratory movements as a result of increased left ventricular compliance and consequent optimization of left atrial functional status.
Keywords: Fetal Respiratory Movements
Fetal Heart
Ventricular Function
DeCS: Coração Fetal
Função Ventricular
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Citation: LEITE, Maria de Fátima Monteiro Pereira. et al. Influence of fetal respiratory movements on left atrial functional status. Prenat. diagn., Chichester, v. 31, p. 1181–1183, 2011.
DOI: 10.1002/pd.2860
Copyright: restricted access
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