Determination of Maximal Oxygen Uptake Using Seismocardiography at Rest

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Introduction: Assessment of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) is an important clinical tool when examining both healthy and unhealthy populations, as a low VO2max is associated with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. Aim: This study investigated the accuracy of a non-exercise test for assessment of VO2max using seismocardiography (SCG). Methods: 97 participants (20-45 years, 50 males) underwent a nonexercise test using SCG at rest in the supine position (SCG VO2max) and a graded exercise test to voluntary exhaustion on a cycle ergometer with indirect calorimetry (IC VO2max). An interim analysis was applied after 50 participants had completed testing (SCG VO2max 1.0) allowing for the algorithm to be modified (SCG VO2max 2.1). Results: SCG VO2max 2.1 (n=47, test set) estimation was 3.5 pm 1.8 mlcdot min{-1}cdot kg{-1} (p < 0.001) lower compared to IC VO2max, with a Pearson correlation of r=0.65 (p < 0.0001) and a standard error of estimate of 7.1 ml·min-1 ·kg-1. The coefficient of variation between tests was 8 pm 1%. Conclusion: The accuracy of VO2max assessment using SCG requires further optimization prior to clinical application, as SCG VO2max was systematically lower than IC VO2max, and only a moderate correlation together with considerable variation were observed between tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Computing in Cardiology (CinC)
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2021 - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 13 Sep 202115 Sep 2021


Conference2021 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2021
LandCzech Republic
SeriesComputing in Cardiology

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