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Heart Murmur Detection Algorithm based on Spectral Flatness
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Heart Murmur Detection Algorithm based on Spectral Flatness
Lee, Yunjung; Lee, Gihyoun; Na, Sung Dae; Seong, Ki Woong; Cho, Jin Ho; Kim, Myoung Nam;
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Heart sounds generated by the beating heart and blood flow reflect the turbulence created when the heart valves snap shut. Cardiac diagnosis is typically started by an auscultation using a stethoscope, from which a medical doctor, depending on his hearing capabilities and training, listens and interprets the acoustic signal. This method of diagnostic is uncertain, mostly due to the fact that human ear loses the acoustic frequency sensitivity through the years. Even though an auscultation has some weaknesses like uncertainty, it is considered as a primary tool due to its simplicity. In this paper, heart murmur detection algorithm is proposed using time and frequency characteristics of heart sound. The propose heart murmur detection method adapted conventional primary heart sound detection method in time domain and modified spectral flatness method in frequency domain for detecting heart murmurs. From experimental results, it is confirmed that the proposed algorithm detect the heart murmurs efficiently.
Heart Sound;Heart Murmur Detection;Cardiac Diagnosis;Spectral Flatness;
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