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 electro-grams. 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
Pages (from-to)2498-2501
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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