Numerical simulation of various electrode configurations in impedance cardiography to identify aortic dissection

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Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive method to evaluate several cardiodynamic parameters. Pathologic changes in the aorta, like an aortic dissection, will alter the aortic shape as well as the blood flow and, consequently, the impedance cardiogram. This fact distorts the evaluated cardiodynamic parameters on the one hand, and offers the possibility to identify aortic pathologies on the other hand. In order to find an appropriate measurement configuration, in particular for the identification of aortic dissections, a 3D simulation model has been used. Various electrode positions have been investigated to reach a high sensitivity with respect to the discrepancy between the healthy and the dissected case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Electrical Bioimpedance, ICEBI 2019
Subtitle of host publicationICEBI 2019, Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 9-14 June 2019
EditorsPedro Bertemes-Filho
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-3498-6
ISBN (Print)9789811334979
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2020
Event17th International Conference on Electrical Bioimpedance - Joinville, Brazil
Duration: 9 Jun 201913 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277


Conference17th International Conference on Electrical Bioimpedance
Abbreviated titleICEBI 2019


  • Aortic dissection
  • Impedance cardiography
  • Numerical simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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