MEASURING P-WAVE MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY FOR AF-PRONE PATIENTS IDENTIFICATION

Valeria Villani, Antonio Fasano, Luca Vollero, Federica Censi, Giuseppe Boriani

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. Abnormal P-waves have been observed in patients prone to AF and the analysis of P-waves from surface electrocardiogram has been extensively used to identify patients prone to atrial arrhythmias. Measuring the temporal variability of Pwaves, i.e., the variation over time of morphological characteristics of single P-waves, may represent a useful method for characterizing and predicting AF cases. In this paper, we propose a method for the statistical analysis of P-waves variability. It is based on the evaluation of the empirical distribution function of differences energy among normalized P-waves. The proposed method seems promising for capturing atrial anomalies and identifying patients prone to AF.

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Villani V., Fasano A., Vollero L., Censi F. and Boriani G. (2011). MEASURING P-WAVE MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY FOR AF-PRONE PATIENTS IDENTIFICATION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-35-5, pages 481-484. DOI: 10.5220/0003164204810484


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@conference{biosignals11,
author={Valeria Villani and Antonio Fasano and Luca Vollero and Federica Censi and Giuseppe Boriani},
title={MEASURING P-WAVE MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY FOR AF-PRONE PATIENTS IDENTIFICATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={481-484},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003164204810484},
isbn={978-989-8425-35-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - MEASURING P-WAVE MORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY FOR AF-PRONE PATIENTS IDENTIFICATION
SN - 978-989-8425-35-5
AU - Villani V.
AU - Fasano A.
AU - Vollero L.
AU - Censi F.
AU - Boriani G.
PY - 2011
SP - 481
EP - 484
DO - 10.5220/0003164204810484