• 1 a Jabatan Kejuruteraan Elektrik, Elektronik dan Sistem, Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Alam Bina , Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia , Bangi , Malaysia
  • 2 b Jabatan Kesihatan Masyarakat , Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia , Cheras , Malaysia
J Med Eng Technol, 2017 May;41(4):298-308.
PMID: 28351231 DOI: 10.1080/03091902.2017.1299229


Myocardial infarction (MI) is a common disease that causes morbidity and mortality. The current tools for diagnosing this disease are improving, but still have some limitations. This study utilised the second derivative of photoplethysmography (SDPPG) features to distinguish MI patients from healthy control subjects. The features include amplitude-derived SDPPG features (pulse height, ratio, jerk) and interval-derived SDPPG features (intervals and relative crest time (RCT)). We evaluated 32 MI patients at Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and 32 control subjects (all ages 37-87 years). Statistical analysis revealed that the mean amplitude-derived SDPPG features were higher in MI patients than in control subjects. In contrast, the mean interval-derived SDPPG features were lower in MI patients than in the controls. The classifier model of binary logistic regression (Model 7), showed that the combination of SDPPG features that include the pulse height (d-wave), the intervals of "ab", "ad", "bc", "bd", and "be", and the RCT of "ad/aa" could be used to classify MI patients with 90.6% accuracy, 93.9% sensitivity and 87.5% specificity at a cut-off value of 0.5 compared with the single features model.

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