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Estimation of Venous oxygenation saturation using the finger Photoplethysmograph (PPG) waveform

Kyriacou, P. A. (2012). Estimation of Venous oxygenation saturation using the finger Photoplethysmograph (PPG) waveform. Paper presented at the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBS), 28-08-2012 - 01-09-2012, San Diego, USA.


In this study, finger photoplethysmograph data obtained from twelve patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery were analyzed in order to estimate the venous saturation utilizing the modulations created by the positive pressure ventilation in the AC Photoplethysmograph (PPG) signals. The PPG signals were analyzed in the time-domain using a conventional pulse oximetry algorithm to produce estimations of arterial oxygen saturation. The instantaneous arterial and venous saturations were estimated by utilizing time-frequency analysis technique of Smoothed-pseudo Wigner-Ville Distribution (SPWVD). The results showed that there was no significant difference in the traditionally-derived (time-domain) arterial saturation and the instantaneous arterial saturation. However, the instantaneous venous saturation was found to be significantly lower than the time-domain estimated and instantaneous arterial saturation (P=<;0.001).

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Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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