Preliminary study on the detection of cardiac arrhythmias based on multiple simultaneous electrograms

Telma Keiko Sugai, Makoto Yoshizawa, Makoto Abe, Kazuo Shimizu, Masashi Inagaki, Masaru Sugimachi, Kenji Sunagawa

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Abstract

Although implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have improved significantly in the past decades, the algorithms used in the identification of life-threatening arrhythmias are still not accurate enough. Conventional methods commonly misclassify tachycardias, sometimes initiating an unnecessary and uncomfortable treatment. In this paper, we proposed a new method for the identification of ventricular tachycardias and fibrillations based on the comparison of simultaneous electrograms. Our method could successfully separate supraventricular tachycardias and normal sinus rhythm, which do not require any treatment, from ventricular tachycardias and fibrillation, which are life-threatening arrhythmias and must be terminated, with a sensitivity of 93.0% and a specificity of 92.7% from the comparison of ventricular electrograms. In future studies, the classification using electrograms from the right heart must be improved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2498-2501
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 22009 Sep 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period09/9/209/9/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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