Fast T Wave Detection Calibrated by Clinical Knowledge with Annotation of P and T Waves
AbstractBackground: There are limited studies on the automatic detection of T waves in arrhythmic electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. This is perhaps because there is no available arrhythmia dataset with annotated T waves. There is a growing need to develop numerically-efficient algorithms that can accommodate the new trend of battery-driven ECG devices. Moreover, there is also a need to analyze long-term recorded signals in a reliable and time-efficient manner, therefore improving the diagnostic ability of mobile devices and point-of-care technologies. Methods: Here, the T wave annotation of the well-known MIT-BIH arrhythmia database is discussed and provided. Moreover, a simple fast method for detecting T waves is introduced. A typical T wave detection method has been reduced to a basic approach consisting of two moving averages and dynamic thresholds. The dynamic thresholds were calibrated using four clinically known types of sinus node response to atrial premature depolarization (compensation, reset, interpolation, and reentry). Results: The determination of T wave peaks is performed and the proposed algorithm is evaluated on two well-known databases, the QT and MIT-BIH Arrhythmia databases. The detector obtained a sensitivity of 97.14% and a positive predictivity of 99.29% over the first lead of the validation databases (total of 221,186 beats). Conclusions: We present a simple yet very reliable T wave detection algorithm that can be potentially implemented on mobile battery-driven devices. In contrast to complex methods, it can be easily implemented in a digital filter design. View Full-Text
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Elgendi, M.; Eskofier, B.; Abbott, D. Fast T Wave Detection Calibrated by Clinical Knowledge with Annotation of P and T Waves. Sensors 2015, 15, 17693-17714.
Elgendi M, Eskofier B, Abbott D. Fast T Wave Detection Calibrated by Clinical Knowledge with Annotation of P and T Waves. Sensors. 2015; 15(7):17693-17714.Chicago/Turabian Style
Elgendi, Mohamed; Eskofier, Bjoern; Abbott, Derek. 2015. "Fast T Wave Detection Calibrated by Clinical Knowledge with Annotation of P and T Waves." Sensors 15, no. 7: 17693-17714.