Objectives: It is clinically important to evaluate the performance of a newly developed blood pressure (BP) measurement method under different measurement conditions. This study aims to evaluate the performance of using deep learning-based method to measure BPs and BP change under non-resting conditions. Materials and methods: Forty healthy subjects were studied. Systolic and diastolic BPs (SBPs and DBPs) were measured under four conditions using deep learning and manual auscultatory method. The agreement between BPs determined by the two methods were analysed under different conditions. The performance of using deep learning-based method to measure BP changes was finally evaluated. Results: There were no significant BPs differences between two methods under all measurement conditions (all p > .1). SBP and DBP measured by deep learning method changed significantly in comparison with the resting condition: decreased by 2.3 and 4.2 mmHg with deeper breathing (both p < .05), increased by 3.6 and 6.4 mmHg with talking, and increased by 5.9 and 5.8 mmHg with arm movement (all p < .05). There were no significant differences in BP changes measured by two methods (all p > .4, except for SBP change with deeper breathing). Conclusion: This study demonstrated that the deep learning method could achieve accurate BP measurement under both resting and non-resting conditions. Key messages Accurate and reliable blood pressure measurement is clinically important. We evaluated the performance of our developed deep learning-based blood pressure measurement method under resting and non-resting measurement conditions. The deep learning-based method could achieve accurate BP measurement under both resting and non-resting measurement conditions.
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Annals of Medicine on 28/11/2019 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07853890.2019.1694170
- Blood pressure measurement
- Deep learning
- Manual auscultatory method
- Measurement condition