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In this paper we proposed a automated Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based classification system for cardiac arrhythmia using standard 12 lead ECG recordings. In this study, we are mainly interested in producing high confident arrhythmia classification results to be applicable in diagnostic decision support systems. In arrhythmia analysis, it is unavoidable that some attribute values of a person would be missing. Therefore we have replaced these missing attributes by closest column value of the concern class. Multilayer percepron (MLP) feedforward neural network model with static backpropagation algorithm is used to classify arrhythmia cases into normal and abnormal classes. Networks models are trained and tested for UCI ECG arrhythmia data set. This data set is a good environment to test classifiers as it is incomplete and ambiguous bio-signal data collected from total 452 patient cases. The classification performance is evaluated using six measures; sensitivity, specificity, classification accuracy, mean squared error (MSE), receiver operating characteristics (ROC) and area under curve (AUC). Our experimental results give 86.67% testing classification accuracy.
Electronics and Information Engineering (ICEIE), 2010 International Conference On (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 1-3 Aug. 2010