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Electrocardiographic Waveforms Fitness Check Device Technique for Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Screening

Escalona, OJ and Mendoza, M (2016) Electrocardiographic Waveforms Fitness Check Device Technique for Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Screening. In: The 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’16), Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, USA. IEEE Xplore and Medline/PubMed. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591471


A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age < 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome. The device system has been aimed to provide a single figure diagnostic output, thus, not requiring highly-skilled medical personnel. The principles of the required ECG-waveform analysis algorithm have been reported in previous clinical studies. A prototype system platform design that will enable low-cost, portability and key user-friendly characteristics was implemented and in-vitro tested. Real-time firmware integrity and cardiac fitness detection algorithm performed reliably with an in-vitro positive SCD ECG-waveform modelling technique.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:High-resolution ECG, electrocardiography, health fitness check, sudden cardiac death, SCD, heart screening, fractal dimension, Brugada syndrome, risk stratification, ventricular late potentials.
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:35844
Deposited By: Professor Omar Escalona
Deposited On:21 Oct 2016 12:10
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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