Individualized hemodynamic monitoring approaches are not well validated. Thus, we evaluated the discriminative performance improvement that might occur when moving from noninvasive monitoring (NIM) to invasive monitoring and with increasing levels of featurization associated with increasing sampling frequency and referencing to a stable baseline to identify bleeding during surgery in a porcine model.
We collected physiologic waveform (WF) data (250 Hz) from NIM, central venous (CVC), arterial (ART), and pulmonary arterial (PAC) catheters, plus mixed venous O2 saturation and cardiac output from 38 anesthetized Yorkshire pigs bled at 20 mL/min until a mean arterial pressure of 30 mm Hg following a 30-minute baseline period. Prebleed physiologic data defined a personal stable baseline for each subject independently. Nested models were evaluated using simple hemodynamic metrics (SM) averaged over 20-second windows and sampled every minute, beat to beat (B2B), and WF using Random Forest Classification models to identify bleeding with or without normalization to personal stable baseline, using a leave-one-pig-out cross-validation to minimize model overfitting. Model hyperparameters were tuned to detect stable or bleeding states. Bleeding models were compared use both each subject’s personal baseline and a grouped-average (universal) baseline. Timeliness of bleed onset detection was evaluated by comparing the tradeoff between a low false-positive rate (FPR) and shortest time to bleed detection. Predictive performance was evaluated using a variant of the receiver operating characteristic focusing on minimizing FPR and false-negative rates (FNR) for true-positive and true-negative rates, respectively.
In general, referencing models to a personal baseline resulted in better bleed detection performance for all catheters than using universal baselined data. Increasing granularity from SM to B2B and WF progressively improved bleeding detection. All invasive monitoring outperformed NIM for both time to bleeding detection and low FPR and FNR. In that regard, when referenced to personal baseline with SM analysis, PAC and ART + PAC performed best; for B2B CVC, PAC and ART + PAC performed best; and for WF PAC, CVC, ART + CVC, and ART + PAC performed equally well and better than other monitoring approaches. Without personal baseline, NIM performed poorly at all levels, while all catheters performed similarly for SM, with B2B PAC and ART + PAC performing the best, and for WF PAC, ART, ART + CVC, and ART + PAC performed equally well and better than the other monitoring approaches.
Increasing hemodynamic monitoring featurization by increasing sampling frequency and referencing to personal baseline markedly improves the ability of invasive monitoring to detect bleed.
- Question: Are all monitoring modalities equally effective at identifying bleeding onset during surgery?
- Findings: Invasive pulmonary artery and arterial catheter parameters performed best with central venous catheter data improving with greater featurization, whereas referencing to a stable baseline markedly improved the performance of all monitoring devices.
- Meaning: Increasing featurization of pressure waveform data and referencing it to an individual baseline markedly improves detection of bleeding at a low false-positive rate across all monitoring devices.