A knowledge based alarmer for the postoperative care of cardiac patients

Erkki Koski, Tommi Sukuvaara, Aki Mäkivirta, Aarno Kari

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Abstract

The prototype of an intelligent alarmer for the postoperative monitoring of cardiac surgery patients was tested on ten patients immediately after the operation. The alarmer had been executed on two PC/ATs and programmed to notify of four pathological states: hypovolemic state, hyperdynamic state, left ventricular failure or hypoventilatory state. Fourteen of the 32 alarms given during 37.2 hours of monitoring were considered correct. The observed sensitivity of 100% and the specificities of 67% for alarms and of 38% for alerts warrant further development of the technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing and Monitoring in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Technological Advances
PublisherSpringer
Pages42-44
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-4-431-68201-1
ISBN (Print)978-4-431-68203-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th International Symposium on Computing in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (lSCAIC) - Hamamatsu, Japan
Duration: 1 Apr 1991 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Computing in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (lSCAIC)
CountryJapan
CityHamamatsu
Period1/04/91 → …

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    Koski, E., Sukuvaara, T., Mäkivirta, A., & Kari, A. (1992). A knowledge based alarmer for the postoperative care of cardiac patients. In Computing and Monitoring in Anesthesia and Intensive Care: Recent Technological Advances (pp. 42-44). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-68201-1_12