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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913321/deterioration-of-r-wave-detection-in-pathology-and-noise-a-comprehensive-analysis-using-simultaneous-truth-and-performance-level-estimation
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Muhammad Kashif, Stephan Jonas, Thomas Deserno
OBJECTIVE: For long-term electrocardiography (ECG) recordings, accurate R-wave detection is essential. Several algorithms have been proposed but not yet compared on large, noisy, or pathological data, since manual ground truth establishment is impossible on such large data. METHODS: We apply the simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) method to ECG signals comparing 9 R-wave detectors: Pan & Tompkins (1985), Chernenko (2007), Arzeno et al. (2008), Manikandan et al...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913318/walsh-hadamard-based-3d-steganography-for-protecting-sensitive-information-in-point-of-care
#2
Alsharif Abuadbba, Ibrahim Khalil
Remote points-of-care has recently had a lot of attention for their advantages such as saving lives and cost reduction. The transmitted streams usually contain (1) normal biomedical signals (e.g. ECG) and (2) highly private information (e.g. patient identity). Despite the obvious advantages, the primary concerns are privacy and authenticity of the transferred data. Therefore, this paper introduces a novel steganographic mechanism that ensures (1) strong privacy preservation of private information by random concealing inside the transferred signals employing a key, and (2) evidence of originality for the biomedical signals...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908843/treatment-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-by-telemedically-supported-paramedics-compared-with-physician-based-treatment-a-prospective-interventional-multicenter-trial
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Jörg C Brokmann, Clemens Conrad, Rolf Rossaint, Sebastian Bergrath, Stefan K Beckers, Miriam Tamm, Michael Czaplik, Frederik Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Prehospital treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in German emergency medical services (EMSs) is reserved for EMS physicians due to legal issues. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective, interventional, multicenter trial was to evaluate the quality of telemedically-delegated therapy and the possible complications in patients with ACS. METHODS: After approval by the ethics committee and trial registration, a one-year study phase was started in August 2012 with 5 ambulances, telemedically equipped and staffed with paramedics, in 4 German EMS districts...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894294/appropriate-threshold-levels-of-cardiac-beat-to-beat-variation-in-semi-automatic-analysis-of-equine-ecg-recordings
#4
Mette Flethøj, Jørgen K Kanters, Philip J Pedersen, Maria M Haugaard, Helena Carstensen, Lisbeth H Olsen, Rikke Buhl
BACKGROUND: Although premature beats are a matter of concern in horses, the interpretation of equine ECG recordings is complicated by a lack of standardized analysis criteria and a limited knowledge of the normal beat-to-beat variation of equine cardiac rhythm. The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriate threshold levels of maximum acceptable deviation of RR intervals in equine ECG analysis, and to evaluate a novel two-step timing algorithm by quantifying the frequency of arrhythmias in a cohort of healthy adult endurance horses...
November 28, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894269/prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-and-its-relation-with-cardiovascular-risk-stratification-protocol-of-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-varese-rocav-population-based-study
#5
F Gianfagna, G Veronesi, L Bertù, M Tozzi, A Tarallo, M M Ferrario, P Castelli
BACKGROUND: Recent meta-analyses suggested that screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in 65-year old males is cost-effective at prevalence of about 1%. Since some events occur also in females and among the youngers, screening could be feasible among those at higher risk, such as smokers or individuals with a family history of AAA. The RoCAV (Risk of Cardiovascular diseases and abdominal aortic Aneurysms in Varese) Project is a population-based study aimed to evaluate AAA prevalence in Northern Italy in males over-65 years as well as among females and younger males, and to identify new markers for risk stratification by collecting a large set of CVD risk factors...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893401/heartbeat-classification-using-abstract-features-from-the-abductive-interpretation-of-the-ecg
#6
Tomas Teijeiro, Paulo Felix, Jesus Presedo, Daniel Castro
: This paper aims to prove that automatic beat classification on ECG signals can be effectively solved with a pure knowledge-based approach, using an appropriate set of abstract features obtained from the interpretation of the physiological processes underlying the signal. METHODS: A set of qualitative morphological and rhythm features are obtained for each heartbeat as a result of the abductive interpretation of the ECG. Then, a QRS clustering algorithm is applied in order to reduce the effect of possible errors in the interpretation...
November 21, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891509/the-performance-of-short-term-heart-rate-variability-in-the-detection-of-congestive-heart-failure
#7
Fausto Lucena, Allan Kardec Barros, Noboru Ohnishi
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a cardiac disease associated with the decreasing capacity of the cardiac output. It has been shown that the CHF is the main cause of the cardiac death around the world. Some works proposed to discriminate CHF subjects from healthy subjects using either electrocardiogram (ECG) or heart rate variability (HRV) from long-term recordings. In this work, we propose an alternative framework to discriminate CHF from healthy subjects by using HRV short-term intervals based on 256 RR continuous samples...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889057/algorithm-for-the-automatic-computation-of-the-modified-anderson-wilkins-acuteness-score-of-ischemia-from-the-pre-hospital-ecg-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Yama Fakhri, Maria Sejersten, Mikkel Malby Schoos, Jacob Melgaard, Claus Graff, Galen S Wagner, Peter Clemmensen, Jens Kastrup
BACKGROUND: The acuteness score (based on the modified Anderson-Wilkins score) estimates the acuteness of ischemia based on ST-segment, Q-wave and T-wave measurements obtained from the electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The score (range 1 (least acute) to 4 (most acute)) identifies patients with substantial myocardial salvage potential regardless of patient reported symptom duration. However, due to the complexity of the score, it is not used in clinical practice...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886710/automated-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease-cad-patients-using-optimized-svm
#9
Azam Davari Dolatabadi, Siamak Esmael Zadeh Khadem, Babak Mohammadzadeh Asl
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Currently Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is one of the most prevalent diseases, and also can lead to death, disability and economic loss in patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Diagnostic procedures of this disease by medical teams are typically invasive, although they do not satisfy the required accuracy. METHODS: In this study, we have proposed a methodology for the automatic diagnosis of normal and Coronary Artery Disease conditions using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) signal extracted from electrocardiogram (ECG)...
January 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884152/use-of-self-gated-radial-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-to-detect-and-classify-arrhythmias-atrial-fibrillation-and-premature-ventricular-contraction
#10
Eve Piekarski, Teodora Chitiboi, Rebecca Ramb, Li Feng, Leon Axel
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmia can significantly alter the image quality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR); automatic detection and sorting of the most frequent types of arrhythmias during the CMR acquisition could potentially improve image quality. New CMR techniques, such as non-Cartesian CMR, can allow self-gating: from cardiac motion-related signal changes, we can detect cardiac cycles without an electrocardiogram. We can further use this data to obtain a surrogate for RR intervals (valley intervals: VV)...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869101/a-stacked-contractive-denoising-auto-encoder-for-ecg-signal-denoising
#11
Peng Xiong, Hongrui Wang, Ming Liu, Feng Lin, Zengguang Hou, Xiuling Liu
As a primary diagnostic tool for cardiac diseases, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals are often contaminated by various kinds of noise, such as baseline wander, electrode contact noise and motion artifacts. In this paper, we propose a contractive denoising technique to improve the performance of current denoising auto-encoders (DAEs) for ECG signal denoising. Based on the Frobenius norm of the Jacobean matrix for the learned features with respect to the input, we develop a stacked contractive denoising auto-encoder (CDAE) to build a deep neural network (DNN) for noise reduction, which can significantly improve the expression of ECG signals through multi-level feature extraction...
November 21, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858506/causes-of-prehospital-misinterpretations-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Nichole Bosson, Stephen Sanko, Ronald E Stickney, James Niemann, William J French, James G Jollis, Michael C Kontos, Tyson G Taylor, Peter W Macfarlane, Richard Tadeo, William Koenig, Marc Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: To determine the causes of software misinterpretation of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) compared to clinically identified STEMI to identify opportunities to improve prehospital STEMI identification. METHODS: We compared ECGs acquired from July 2011 through June 2012 using the LIFEPAK 15 on adult patients transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Cases included patients ≥18 years who received a prehospital ECG. Software interpretation of the ECG (STEMI or not) was compared with data in the regional EMS registry to classify the interpretation as true positive (TP), true negative (TN), false positive (FP), or false negative (FN)...
November 18, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858115/-the-new-esc-guidelines-for-acute-and-chronic-heart-failure-2016
#13
C U Oeing, C Tschöpe, B Pieske
The new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (HF) were presented in May 2016 during the congress of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Florence. An important amendment affects the classification of HF which now differentiates between HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and left ventricular EF (LVEF) > 50%, HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF, LVEF < 40%) and the new entity HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF, LVEF 40-49%)...
December 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834656/automated-detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-based-on-time-frequency-analysis-of-seismocardiagrams
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Tero Hurnanen, Eero Lehtonen, Mojtaba Jafari Tadi, Tom Kuusela, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Antti Saraste, Tuija Vasankari, Juhani Airaksinen, Tero Koivisto, Mikko Pankaala
In this paper, a novel method to detect atrial fibrillation from a seismocardiogram (SCG) is presented. The proposed method is based on linear classification of the spectral entropy and a heart rate variability index computed from the SCG. The performance of the developed algorithm is demonstrated on data gathered from 13 patients in clinical setting. After motion artefact removal, in total 119 minutes of AFib data and 126 minutes of sinus rhythm data were considered for automated atrial fibrillation detection...
November 4, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815728/a-novel-algorithm-for-ventricular-arrhythmia-classification-using-a-fuzzy-logic-approach
#15
Nong Weixin
In the present study, it has been shown that an unnecessary implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shock is often delivered to patients with an ambiguous ECG rhythm in the overlap zone between ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF); these shocks significantly increase mortality. Therefore, accurate classification of the arrhythmia into VT, organized VF (OVF) or disorganized VF (DVF) is crucial to assist ICDs to deliver appropriate therapy. A classification algorithm using a fuzzy logic classifier was developed for accurately classifying the arrhythmias into VT, OVF or DVF...
November 4, 2016: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811395/sparse-representation-based-ecg-signal-enhancement-and-qrs-detection
#16
Yichao Zhou, Xiyuan Hu, Zhenmin Tang, Andrew C Ahn
Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal enhancement and QRS complex detection is a critical preprocessing step for further heart disease analysis and diagnosis. In this paper, we propose a sparse representation-based ECG signal enhancement and QRS complex detection algorithm. Unlike traditional Fourier or wavelet transform-based methods, which use fixed bases, the proposed algorithm models the ECG signal as the superposition of a few inner structures plus additive random noise, where these structures (referred to here as atoms) can be learned from the input signal or a training set...
November 4, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797979/prognosis-assessment-of-persistent-left-bundle-branch-block-after-tavi-by-an-electrophysiological-and-remote-monitoring-risk-adapted-algorithm-rationale-and-design-of-the-multicentre-lbbb-tavi-study
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Grégoire Massoullié, Pierre Bordachar, Didier Irles, Christophe Caussin, Antoine Da Costa, Pascal Defaye, Frédéric Jean, Alexis Mechulan, Pierre Mondoly, Géraud Souteyrand, Bruno Pereira, Sylvain Ploux, Romain Eschalier
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous aortic valve replacement (transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)) notably increases the likelihood of the appearance of a complete left bundle branch block (LBBB) by direct lesion of the LBB of His. This block can lead to high-grade atrioventricular conduction disturbances responsible for a poorer prognosis. The management of this complication remains controversial. METHOD AND ANALYSIS: The screening of LBBB after TAVI persisting for more than 24 hours will be conducted by surface ECG...
October 26, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796409/new-implantable-cardiac-monitor-with-three-lead-ecg-and-active-noise-detection
#18
J Lauschke, M Busch, W Haverkamp, A Bulava, R Schneider, D Andresen, H Nägele, C Israel, G Hindricks, D Bänsch
BACKGROUND: A new implantable cardiac monitor (BioMonitor, Biotronik) with a continuous remote monitoring option was prospectively implanted in patients with suspected arrhythmias or for therapy control after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. A three-lead ECG detection was intended to make the implantation more independent of the implantation site and the electrical heart axis. Because noise is a frequent problem in implantable cardiac monitors, an active noise detection algorithm was implemented...
October 28, 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790158/regularization-techniques-for-ecg-imaging-during-atrial-fibrillation-a-computational-study
#19
Carlos Figuera, Víctor Suárez-Gutiérrez, Ismael Hernández-Romero, Miguel Rodrigo, Alejandro Liberos, Felipe Atienza, María S Guillem, Óscar Barquero-Pérez, Andreu M Climent, Felipe Alonso-Atienza
The inverse problem of electrocardiography is usually analyzed during stationary rhythms. However, the performance of the regularization methods under fibrillatory conditions has not been fully studied. In this work, we assessed different regularization techniques during atrial fibrillation (AF) for estimating four target parameters, namely, epicardial potentials, dominant frequency (DF), phase maps, and singularity point (SP) location. We use a realistic mathematical model of atria and torso anatomy with three different electrical activity patterns (i...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789562/blunted-cyclic-variation-of-heart-rate-predicts-mortality-risk-in-post-myocardial-infarction-end-stage-renal-disease-and-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Junichiro Hayano, Fumihiko Yasuma, Eiichi Watanabe, Robert M Carney, Phyllis K Stein, James A Blumenthal, Petros Arsenos, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Hiroshi Takahashi, Hideki Ishii, Ken Kiyono, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Yutaka Yoshida, Emi Yuda, Itsuo Kodama
AIMS: Cyclic variation of heart rate (CVHR) associated with sleep-disordered breathing is thought to reflect cardiac autonomic responses to apnoeic/hypoxic stress. We examined whether blunted CVHR observed in ambulatory ECG could predict the mortality risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: CVHR in night-time Holter ECG was detected by an automated algorithm, and the prognostic relationships of the frequency (FCV) and amplitude (ACV) of CVHR were examined in 717 patients after myocardial infarction (post-MI 1, 6% mortality, median follow-up 25 months)...
October 26, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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