Analysis of Heart Sound Using the Wavelet Transform

Wavelet Transform을 이용한 Heart Sound Analysis

  • 위지영 (성균관대학교 전기전자컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 김중규 (성균관대학교 전기전자컴퓨터공학과)
  • Published : 2000.09.01


A heart sound algorithm, which separates the heart sound signal into four parts; the first heart sound, the systolic period, the second heart sound, and the diastolic period has been developed. The algorithm uses discrete intensity envelopes of approximations of the wavelet transform analysis method to the phonocard-iogram(PCG)signal. Heart sound a highly nonstation-ary signal, so in the analysis of heart sound, it is important to study the frequency and time information. Further more, Wavelet Transform provides more features and characteristics of the PCG signal that will help physician to obtain qualitative and quantitative measurements of the heart sound.