Combining Rhythmic and Morphological ECG Features for Automatic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Gennaro Laudato, Franco Boldi, Angela Colavita, Giovanni Rosa, Simone Scalabrino, Paolo Torchitti, Aldo Lazich, Rocco Oliveto

Abstract

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac disease which can be diagnosed by analyzing a full electrocardiogram (ECG) layout. The main features that cardiologists observe in the process of AF diagnosis are (i) the morphology of heart beats and (ii) a simultaneous arrhythmia. In the last decades, a lot of effort has been devoted for the definition of approaches aiming to automatic detect such a pathology. The majority of AF detection approaches focus on R-R Intervals (RRI) analysis, neglecting the other side of the coin, i.e., the morphology of heart beats. In this paper, we aim at bridging this gap. First, we present some novel features that can be extracted from an ECG. Then, we combine such features with other classical rhythmic and morphological features in a machine learning based approach to improve the detection accuracy of AF events. The proposed approach, namely MORPHYTHM, has been validated on the Physionet MIT-BIH AF Database. The results of our experiment show that MORPHYTHM improves the classification accuracy of AF events by correctly classifying about 4,400 additional instances compared to the best state of the art approach.

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Laudato G., Boldi F., Colavita A., Rosa G., Scalabrino S., Torchitti P., Lazich A. and Oliveto R. (2020). Combining Rhythmic and Morphological ECG Features for Automatic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 156-165. DOI: 10.5220/0008982301560165


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf20,
author={Gennaro Laudato and Franco Boldi and Angela Colavita and Giovanni Rosa and Simone Scalabrino and Paolo Torchitti and Aldo Lazich and Rocco Oliveto},
title={Combining Rhythmic and Morphological ECG Features for Automatic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2020},
pages={156-165},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008982301560165},
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 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Combining Rhythmic and Morphological ECG Features for Automatic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Laudato G.
AU - Boldi F.
AU - Colavita A.
AU - Rosa G.
AU - Scalabrino S.
AU - Torchitti P.
AU - Lazich A.
AU - Oliveto R.
PY - 2020
SP - 156
EP - 165
DO - 10.5220/0008982301560165