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Frequency bandwidth limitations in the signal-averaged ECG by the maximum coherence matching technique

Escalona, OJ and Mitchell, RH (1991) Frequency bandwidth limitations in the signal-averaged ECG by the maximum coherence matching technique. Automedica, 13 (2 and). pp. 177-186. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Signal averaging of the ECG is a non-invasive technique that can disclose information about the pathological state of the heart. However, the averaging process can impose serious limitations on the spectral range of the signal output. In particular, the averaging process that achieves beat alignment by means of maximum coherence matching with a template beat has a frequency response that is susceptible to different factors, such as the noise level in the recorded ECG and the configuration of the template beat. An assessment of the extent that these factors affect the bandwidth of the averaging process was carried out by means of computer simulation methods. The results show that 50 Hz noise has a dominant effect over EMG noise, and they suggest that this technique of beat alignment may perform irregularly when analysing high-frequency ECG signals above 500 Hz.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Signal-averaged ECG, SAECG, late potential, maximum coherence matching, computer simulation, correlation coefficient, matched filter, low-pass filter effects.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:29999
Deposited By: Professor Omar Escalona
Deposited On:08 Feb 2016 14:26
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 14:26

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