Interpretation der Photoplethysmographie: Schritt für Schritt

Translated title of the contribution: Interpretation of photoplethysmography: a step-by-step guide

Konstanze Betz, Rachel van der Velden, Monika Gawalko, Astrid Hermans, Nikki Pluymaekers, Henrike A K Hillmann, Jeroen Hendriks, David Duncker, Dominik Linz*

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By applying photoplethysmography (PPG), the camera of the mobile phone can be used to remotely assess heart rate and rhythm, which was widely used in conjunction with teleconsultations within the TeleCheck-AF project during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Herein, we provide an educational, structured, stepwise practical guide on how to interpret PPG signals. A better understanding of PPG recordings is critical for the implementation of this widely available technology into clinical practice.

Translated title of the contributionInterpretation of photoplethysmography: a step-by-step guide
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)406-411
Number of pages6
JournalHerzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • COVID-19
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Photoplethysmography
  • SARS-CoV-2

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