Implantable ultralow pulmonary pressure monitoring system for fetal surgery

Mozziyar Etemadi*, J. Alex Heller, Samuel C. Schecter, Eveline H. Shue, Doug Miniati, Shuvo Roy

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Congenital pulmonary hypoplasia is a devastating condition affecting fetal and newborn pulmonary physiology, resulting in great morbidity and mortality. The fetal lung develops in a fluid-filled environment. In this paper, we describe a novel, implantable pressure sensing and recording device which we use to study the pressures present in the fetal pulmonary tree throughout gestation. The system achieves 0.18 cm H2O resolution and can record for 21days continuously at 256Hz. Sample tracings of in vivo fetal lamb recordings are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6236172
Pages (from-to)1208-1215
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2012


  • Data logger
  • fetal surgery
  • ultralow pressure sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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