News from EHRA late-breaking scientific sessions:
How accurate can Atrial Fibrillation (AF) be detected by smartphone cameras and smartwatches
Major findings were introduced:
An international, multicentre, double-blind clinical trial with 672 participants, demonstrated the accuracy of the same algorithm in the smartphone camera application Preventicus Heartbeats.
The AF detection algorithm available in the smartphone camera application (“Preventicus Heartbeats”= has been tested in the DETECT AF PRO trial (ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02949180); a prospective, double-blinded, international multicenter study with 672 participants. Total accuracy of the smartphone camera application to detect AF was 96.5% with a positive predictive value of 99.3% compared to the ECG based diagnosis of two cardiologists by mutual agreement.
N. Brasier, C. J. Raichle, M. Dörr, A. Becke, V. Nohturfft, S. Weber, F. Bulacher, L. Salomon, T. Noah, R. Birkemeyer, J. Eckstein. Detection of atrial fibrillation with a smartphone camera: first prospective, international, two-centre, clinical validation study (DETECT AF PRO). EP Europace, 2018 July 31