Analysis of ECG and PCG Time Delay around Auscultation Sites

Xinqi Bao, Yansha Deng, Nicholas Gall, Ernest Kamavuako

Abstract

Phonocardiogram (PCG) and Electrocardiogram (ECG) are the two important signals for cardiac preliminary diagnosis. Using ECG as a reference for segmenting the PCG signal is a simple but reliable technique for the devices with integration capability of PCG and ECG recording. The aim of this work is to analyse the time delay between ECG and PCG at each auscultation site. To do so, we performed the experiments on 12 healthy subjects, where the ECG and PCG signals were collected simultaneously at two sites at each time. Our results reveal that 1) the inter-distance of the electrodes for ECG does not affect the occurrence time of the R-peak. 2) The delay between R-peak and onset of first heart sound (S1) depends on the auscultation site e.g. S1 onset occurs before the R-peak at auscultation site M. This study suggests that small integrated ECG-PCG devices can be made by reducing the distance between the ECG electrodes. In the meantime, distinguishing the auscultation location is necessary for performing more precise PCG segmentation using ECG as reference.

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in Harvard Style

Bao X., Deng Y., Gall N. and Kamavuako E. (2020). Analysis of ECG and PCG Time Delay around Auscultation Sites.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 206-213. DOI: 10.5220/0008942602060213


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals20,
author={Xinqi Bao and Yansha Deng and Nicholas Gall and Ernest Kamavuako},
title={Analysis of ECG and PCG Time Delay around Auscultation Sites},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2020},
pages={206-213},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008942602060213},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Analysis of ECG and PCG Time Delay around Auscultation Sites
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Bao X.
AU - Deng Y.
AU - Gall N.
AU - Kamavuako E.
PY - 2020
SP - 206
EP - 213
DO - 10.5220/0008942602060213