Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2022 Feb 15. Epub 2022 Feb 15.
Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, No.161, Min-Chun E. Rd., Sec. 6, Neihu, Taipei 114, Taiwan, ROC.
Purpose: To determine if an electrocardiogram-based artificial intelligence system can identify pneumothorax prior to radiological examination.
Methods: This is a single-center, retrospective, electrocardiogram-based artificial intelligence (AI) system study that included 107 ECGs from 98 pneumothorax patients. Seven patients received needle decompression due to tension pneumothorax, and the others received thoracostomy due to instability (respiratory rate ≥ 24 breaths/min; heart rate, < 60 beats/min or > 120 beats/min; hypotension; room air O saturation, < 90%; and patient could not speak in whole sentences between breaths). Read More