Atrial fibrillation detection using support vector machine and electrocardiographic descriptive statistics

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Journal Article
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2017, 24 (3), pp. 225 - 236
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Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper proposes a new technique for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF). The method employs electrocardiographic features and support vector machine (SVM). The features include descriptive statistics of electrocardiographic RR interval. The RR interval is the distance in time between two consecutive R-peaks of electrocardiogram. AF detections using SVM with different electrocardiographic features and different SVM free parameters are explored. Employing SVM with the optimal free parameters and all the proposed electrocardiographic features, we find an AF detection technique with a comparable performance. The best performance obtained by the technique is 98.47% and 97.84%, in terms of sensitivity and specificity.
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