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J Med Internet Res ; 22(5): e16443, 2020 05 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32348254


BACKGROUND: Continuous photoplethysmography (PPG) monitoring with a wearable device may aid the early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of a ring-type wearable device (CardioTracker, CART), which can detect AF using deep learning analysis of PPG signals. METHODS: Patients with persistent AF who underwent cardioversion were recruited prospectively. We recorded PPG signals at the finger with CART and a conventional pulse oximeter before and after cardioversion over a period of 15 min (each instrument). Cardiologists validated the PPG rhythms with simultaneous single-lead electrocardiography. The PPG data were transmitted to a smartphone wirelessly and analyzed with a deep learning algorithm. We also validated the deep learning algorithm in 20 healthy subjects with sinus rhythm (SR). RESULTS: In 100 study participants, CART generated a total of 13,038 30-s PPG samples (5850 for SR and 7188 for AF). Using the deep learning algorithm, the diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive-predictive value, and negative-predictive value were 96.9%, 99.0%, 94.3%, 95.6%, and 98.7%, respectively. Although the diagnostic accuracy decreased with shorter sample lengths, the accuracy was maintained at 94.7% with 10-s measurements. For SR, the specificity decreased with higher variability of peak-to-peak intervals. However, for AF, CART maintained consistent sensitivity regardless of variability. Pulse rates had a lower impact on sensitivity than on specificity. The performance of CART was comparable to that of the conventional device when using a proper threshold. External validation showed that 94.99% (16,529/17,400) of the PPG samples from the control group were correctly identified with SR. CONCLUSIONS: A ring-type wearable device with deep learning analysis of PPG signals could accurately diagnose AF without relying on electrocardiography. With this device, continuous monitoring for AF may be promising in high-risk populations. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT04023188;

Fibrilação Atrial/diagnóstico , Aprendizado Profundo/normas , Fotopletismografia/métodos , Dispositivos Eletrônicos Vestíveis/normas , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudo de Prova de Conceito , Estudos Prospectivos