Hybrid Decision Support to Monitor Atrial Fibrillation for Stroke Prevention

LEI, Ningrong, KAREEM, Murtadha, MOON, Seung Ki, CIACCIO, Edward J, ACHARYA, U Rajendra and FAUST, Oliver (2021). Hybrid Decision Support to Monitor Atrial Fibrillation for Stroke Prevention. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (2), p. 813.

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In this paper, we discuss hybrid decision support to monitor atrial fibrillation for stroke prevention. Hybrid decision support takes the form of human experts and machine algorithms working cooperatively on a diagnosis. The link to stroke prevention comes from the fact that patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) have a fivefold increased stroke risk. Early diagnosis, which leads to adequate AF treatment, can decrease the stroke risk by 66% and thereby prevent stroke. The monitoring service is based on Heart Rate (HR) measurements. The resulting signals are communicated and stored with Internet of Things (IoT) technology. A Deep Learning (DL) algorithm automatically estimates the AF probability. Based on this technology, we can offer four distinct services to healthcare providers: (1) universal access to patient data; (2) automated AF detection and alarm; (3) physician support; and (4) feedback channels. These four services create an environment where physicians can work symbiotically with machine algorithms to establish and communicate a high quality AF diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxicology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020813
Page Range: p. 813
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 10:05
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 16:16
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28008

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