Forecasting of life threatening arrhythmias using the compression entropy of heart rate.

@article{Baumert2004ForecastingOL,
  title={Forecasting of life threatening arrhythmias using the compression entropy of heart rate.},
  author={Mathias Baumert and Vico Baier and Jens Haueisen and Niels Wessel and Udo Meyerfeldt and Alexander Schirdewan and Andreas Voss},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={202-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Ventricular tachycardia (VT) provoking sudden cardiac death (SCD) are a major cause of mortality in the developed countries. The most efficient therapy for SCD prevention are implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). In this study heart rate variability (HRV) measures were analyzed for short-term forecasting of VT in order to improve VT sensing and to enable a patient warning of forth-coming shocks. METHODS The last 1000 normal beat-to-beat intervals before 50 VT episodes… CONTINUE READING