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The real-time monitoring system of blood flow velocity using Doppler ultrasound for healthcare application

Zulaika, Hamdon and Akutagawa, Masatake and Emoto, Takahiro and Kinouchi, Yohsuke and Rasyada, A Rahman and Noor Azmi, Azran Azhim (2015) The real-time monitoring system of blood flow velocity using Doppler ultrasound for healthcare application. Journal of Signal Processing, 19 (4). pp. 175-178. ISSN 1880-1013

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Doppler ultrasound is a widely used and reliable noninvasive device for blood flow waveform measurement. However, the commercialized blood flow devices are usually in hospital with limited access for public, required monitoring by competent staff and not easily transported. The aim of current study is to examine the potential of a portable blood flow velocity (BFV) Doppler ultrasound system for healthcare application. The effects of visceral fat (VF) level, blood pressure (BP) level (hypertension), aging, regular exercise and exercise-trained programme toward blood flow waveforms and its indices are determined. The peak systolic (S1) velocity and resistive index (RI) are significantly higher (p<0.05) in older population who exercise regularly than who does not. There are significant differences (p<0.05) in the RI and velocity reflection index between normotensive and hypertensive groups. The S1 and peak diastolic (D) are decreased significantly (p<0.05) from normotensive to hypertension groups. Low VF group has significantly increase vascular elasticity than high VF group. In contrast, low VF group has decrese reflected wave velocity. Our findings have broad implication in prevention and monitoring of cardio-related healthproblem that possibly early detection by frequent measurement of BFV, BP and electrocardiogram using this portable device.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7380/44505
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doppler ultrasound, blood, monitoring
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Ir Dr Azran Azhim Noor Azmi
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2015 16:55
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 08:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44505

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