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This study presents a multichannel ECG quality monitoring system, which continuously scans the leads' status (valid/lead-off) and quality (0-100%), according to the ECG components in the low, medium and high frequency bands. The system aims to detect the optimal moment to start the record of a 10s resting ECG within the 1<sup>st</sup> minute of signal(More)
Since the introduction of digital electrocardiographs, high-pass filters have been necessary for successful analog-to-digital conversion with a reasonable amplitude resolution. On the other hand, such high-pass filters may distort the diagnostically significant ST-segment of the ECG, which can result in a misleading diagnosis. We present an inverting filter(More)
This study presents a method for automated detection of misplaced supplementary precordial leads, including the right-sided V3R, V4R and the posterior V8, V9 leads. Considering their uncommon use in clinical routine, a lead reversal is quite probable and could result in erroneous diagnosis and treatment. The method allows real-time implementation by scoring(More)
This study presents a two-stage heartbeat classifier. The first stage makes initial assignment of beats towards continuously updated beat templates of the predominant rhythm, and calculates a set of features, tracking the morphology and RR-interval variation, and correlation to noise robust average beat templates. The second stage implements a decision tree(More)
In this paper, a novel Kalman filter based noise suppression algorithm for hearing aids, using spatial information for estimating the required noise and speech models, is proposed. The main assumption of the scheme is that the target (usually the speech signal) is directly in front of the hearing aid user while the interference (usually the noise signal)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The first-order high-pass filter (AC coupling) has previously been shown to affect the ECG for higher cut-off frequencies. We seek to find a systematic deviation in computer measurements of the electrocardiogram when the AC coupling with a 0.05 Hz first-order high-pass filter is used. METHODS The standard 12-lead electrocardiogram(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE A crucial factor for proper electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation is the correct electrode placement in standard 12-lead ECG and extended 16-lead ECG for accurate diagnosis of acute myocardial infarctions. In the context of optimal patient care, we present and evaluate a new method for automated detection of reversals in peripheral(More)
The electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition is often accompanied by high-frequency electromyographic (EMG) noise. The noise is difficult to be filtered, due to considerable overlapping of its frequency spectrum to the frequency spectrum of the ECG. Today, filters must conform to the new guidelines (2007) for low-pass filtering in ECG with cutoffs of 150 Hz for(More)
The ST segment of an electrocardiogram (ECG) is very important for the correct diagnosis of an acute myocardial infarction. Most clinical ECGs are recorded using an AC-coupled ECG amplifier. It is well known, that first-order high-pass filters used for the AC coupling can affect the ST segment of an ECG. This effect is stronger the higher the filter's(More)