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Title: Performance of an artificial intelligence algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation on a 24-hour continuous photoplethysmography recording using a smartwatch: ACURATE study
Authors: GRUWEZ, Henri 
Evens, S.
KNAEPEN, Lieselotte 
DREESEN, Pauline 
DEFERM, Sebastien 
DAUW, Jeroen 
SMEETS, Christophe 
PISON, Laurent 
Haemers, P.
Issue Date: 2021
Source: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 42 , p. 489 -489
Abstract: Background: In the awakening era of mobile health, wearable devices capable of detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) are on the rise. Smartwatches and wristbands are equipped with photoplethysmography (PPG) technology that enables (semi)continuous rhythm monitoring. These devices have been pioneered already in a few screening trials. However, such devices are being spread among consumers at a pace that is not paralleled by the evidence supporting their clinical performance. This imbalance reflects the urgent need for validation studies. Purpose: To determine the diagnostic performance of an artificial intelligence algorithm to detect AF using photoplethysmography acquired by a smartwatch. Methods: One hundred patients (≥18 years) without a pacemaker-dependent heart rhythm who were referred to a university hospital or a large tertiary hospital for elective 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring were asked to wear a continuous PPG monitoring smartwatch (i.e. Samsung GWA2 or Empatica E4) simultaneously with the Holter. All activities of daily life were allowed. The ECG trace and PPG waveform were synchro-nised and fragmented in one-minute fragements. The one-minute ECG fragments were labelled as AF, non-AF, or insufficient quality based on the routine clinical interpretation of the 24-hour Holter (i.e. software + physician overreading). The one-minute PPG fragments were analysed by an artifi
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ISSN: 0195-668X
e-ISSN: 1522-9645
ISI #: WOS:000720456900444
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
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