Pulmonary artery pressure, neonate - Pediatric Research Foundation
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Pulmonary artery pressure estimation by electrical impedance tomography in neonates.

Currently, the method for diagnosis and follow-up of pulmonary hypertension is echocardiography. Unfortunately, this examination requires significant technical skill, a cumbersome device, and patient manipulation. It is not uncommon for the newborn’s hypertension to worsen from the manipulations required to perform the examination. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the accuracy of pulmonary artery pressure estimation by electrical impedance tomography compared to echocardiography in neonates. To evaluate the impact of the presence of a patent ductus arteriosus and the direction of the ‘shunt’ through this ductus on the pressure estimation by EIT in this population.


Principal researcher

  • Dr Etienne Fortin, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, FMSS Department of Pediatrics, Université de Sherbrooke


Research Center

  • CHU Sherbrooke Research Centre

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Project category

  • Metabolic and cardiovascular health