Echo-Cardiographic Assessment of Cardiovascular Characteristics During Pregnancy and Postpartum Periods
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this echocardiographic study is to restudy the longitudinal changes in cardiac size and function during and after pregnancy in healthy women using relatively new parameters of systolic and diastolic function as well as classical measures of left ventricle (LV) function using contemporary echocardiographic machines.
We, the researchers at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, will assess diastolic function and its possible relation to shortness of breath.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
A comprehensive echocardiographic study of the heart will be conducted in the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy and 3 months postpartum.
Determination of left ventricular dimensions, transvalvular Doppler flow, ejection fraction, stroke volume, cardiac output, pulmonary vein flow, tissue Doppler, flow propagation, global and segmental strain parameters, timing of peak strain and various parameters of diastolic function will be obtained.
From these data normal values for various stages of pregnancy will be determined as well as range for changes expected during longitudinal follow-up will be determined.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00522977
|Hille Yaffe Medical Center|
|Hadera, Israel, 38100|
|Principal Investigator:||David S Blondheim, MD||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Asnat Walfisch, MD||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|
|Study Chair:||Mordechai Hallak, Prof.||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|
|Study Director:||Avraham Shotan, MD||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Kazatzker Mark, MD||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|