Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

An association rule mining-based methodology for automated detection of ischemic ECG beats

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Exarchos, T.P. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Ioannina Univ. ; Papaloukas, C. ; Fotiadis, D.I. ; Michalis, L.K.

Currently, an automated methodology based on association rules is presented for the detection of ischemic beats in long duration electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings. The proposed approach consists of three stages. 1) Preprocessing: Noise is removed and all the necessary ECG features are extracted. 2) Discretization: The continuous valued features are transformed to categorical. 3) Classification: An association rule extraction algorithm is utilized and a rule-based classification model is created. According to the proposed methodology, electrocardiogram (ECG) features extracted from the ST segment and the T-wave, as well as the patient's age, were used as inputs. The output was the classification of the beat as ischemic or not. Various algorithms were tested both for discretization and for classification using association rules. To evaluate the methodology, a cardiac beat dataset was constructed using several recordings of the European Society of Cardiology ST-T database. The obtained sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) was 87% and 93%, respectively. The proposed methodology combines high accuracy with the ability to provide interpretation for the decisions made, since it is based on a set of association rules

Published in:

Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

Aug. 2006

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.