AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND FLUTTER - A Tachogram-based Algorithm for Mobile Devices

Stefanie Kaiser, Malte Kirst, Christophe Kunze

Abstract

Two versions of a new detector for automatic real-time detection of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in non-invasive ECG signals are introduced. The methods are based on beat to beat variability, tachogram analysis and simple signal filtering. The implementation on mobile devices is made possible due to the low demand on computing power of the employed analysis procedures. The proposed algorithms correctly identified 436 of 440 five minute episodes of atrial fibrillation or flutter and also correctly identified up to 302 of 342 episodes of no atrial fibrillation, including normal sinus rhythm as well as other cardiac arrhythmias. These numbers correspond to a sensitivity of 99.1% and a specificity of 88.3%.

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Kaiser S., Kirst M. and Kunze C. (2009). AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND FLUTTER - A Tachogram-based Algorithm for Mobile Devices . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-65-4, pages 131-138. DOI: 10.5220/0001547201310138


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@conference{biosignals09,
author={Stefanie Kaiser and Malte Kirst and Christophe Kunze},
title={AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND FLUTTER - A Tachogram-based Algorithm for Mobile Devices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={131-138},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001547201310138},
isbn={978-989-8111-65-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND FLUTTER - A Tachogram-based Algorithm for Mobile Devices
SN - 978-989-8111-65-4
AU - Kaiser S.
AU - Kirst M.
AU - Kunze C.
PY - 2009
SP - 131
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0001547201310138