Spectral analysis of the entire cardiac cycle from signal-averaged ECGs for the detection of patients prone to ventricular tachycardia

H. Dieter Ambos, Joanne Markham, Stephen M. Moore, Michael E. Cain

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Abstract

To enhance frequency resolution and obviate the need for window functions in the analysis of short ECG segments, performed spectral analysis of the entire cardiac cycle. The cardiac cycles for the X, Y, and Z leads were digitally filtered to reduce dominant low-frequency components and then transformed with a discrete Fourier transform. Spectral plots from patients prone to ventricular tachycardia (VT) differed markedly from plots from patients without VT. It is found that spectral analysis of the entire cardiac cycle allows improved frequency solution, elimination of smearing associated with window functions, and interrogation of the entire biological interval.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalComputers in Cardiology
StatePublished - Sep 1 1988
EventComputers in Cardiology 1988 - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1988Sep 28 1988

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