Premature Contraction Arrhythmia Classification through ECG Pattern Analysis and Template Threshold

ECG 패턴 분석과 템플릿 문턱값을 통한 조기수축 부정맥분류

Cho, Ik-sung;Cho, Young-Chang;Kwon, Hyeog-soong

  • Received : 2015.10.15
  • Accepted : 2015.11.19
  • Published : 2016.02.29


Most methods for detecting arrhythmia require pp interval, diversity of P wave morphology, but it is difficult to detect the p wave signal because of various noise types. Therefore it is necessary to use noise-free R wave. In this paper, we propose algorithm for premature contraction arrhythmia classification through ECG pattern analysis and template threshold. For this purpose, we detected R wave through the preprocessing method using morphological filter, subtractive operation method. Also, we developed algorithm to classify premature contraction wave pattern using weighted average, premature ventricular contraction(PVC) and atrial premature contraction(APC) through template threshold for R wave amplitude. The performance of R wave detection, PVC classification is evaluated by using 6 record of MIT-BIH arrhythmia database that included over 30 PVC and APC. The achieved scores indicate the average of 99.77% in R wave detection and the rate of 94.91%, 95.76% in PVC and APC classification.


ECG pattern;template threshold;RR interval;R wave amplitude;PVC;APC


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