ARGUS/H: A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR RAPID ANALYSIS OF LONG-TERM ECG RECORDINGS.

Kenneth W. Clark, H. Dieter Ambos, Charles N. Mead, Richard E. Hitchens, G. Charles Oliver, Lewis J. Thomas

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Abstract

The Argus/H system processes single channel Holter recordings for purposes of quantitating ventricular ectopic activity. Several thousand recordings have been analyzed for a study of the natural history of sudden death and for studies of interventions designed to protect the ischemic myocardium immediately after infarction. A four-stage scheme of digitization, high speed rhythm analysis, edit, and summarization converts an analog recording to relevant hard copy and machine readable summaries. The system has proven essential to timely and accurate quantification of ventricular dysrhythmias for research purposes. Argus (Arrhythmia Guard System) was designed to detect premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), alarm on certain episodes of frequent PVCs, and provide trend displays of PVC rate and heart rate. The system proved capable of 78% PVC detection and demonstrated that it could be helpful in patient treatment. The rhythm analysis algorithms of Argus were later modified to execute as quickly as possible. Eventually, the system came to be known as ″Argus/High Speed″ or ″Argus/H″ .

Original languageEnglish
Pages347-353
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes
EventProc $—$ Annu Symp Comput Appl in Med Care, 1st - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Oct 3 1977Oct 5 1977

Conference

ConferenceProc $—$ Annu Symp Comput Appl in Med Care, 1st
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period10/3/7710/5/77

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