Title: An integrated intelligent computing method for the detection and interpretation of ECG based cardiac diseases

Authors: Babita Pandey, R.B. Mishra

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, IT, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP 221005, India. ' Department of Computer Engineering, IT, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP 221005, India

Abstract: Intelligent computing system and knowledge-based system have been widely used in the diagnosis and classification of ECG based diseases. Several detection methods of ECG parameters for a particular disease have also been reported in the literature. But little effort has been made by researchers to combine both. In this work, an integrated model of rule base system for generating cases and ANN methods for matching cases in the case base reasoning model for the interpretation and diagnosis of sinus disturbances (SD) is developed. The SD is hierarchically structured in terms of their physio-psycho parameters and ECG based parameters. Cumulative confidence factor (CCF) is computed at different nodes of hierarchy. The SD considered are sinus arrest, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia and sinus arrhythmia. MIT/BIH ECG database is used in the simulation study. The basic objective of this work is to enhance the computational effort with certain level of efficiency and accuracy.

Keywords: artificial neural networks; ANNs; case-based reasoning; CBR; electrocardiograms; knowledge-based system; KBS; rule-based system; RBS; cardiac diseases; heart disease; intelligent systems; sinus disturbances; sinus arrest; sinus bradycardia; sinus tachycardia; sinus arrhythmia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKESDP.2010.034682

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms, 2010 Vol.2 No.2, pp.182 - 203

Available online: 14 Aug 2010 *

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