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Investigating Cardiac Arrhythmia in ECG using Random Forest Classification

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 37 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2012
R. Ganesh kumar
Dr. Y S Kumaraswamy

Ganesh R kumar and Dr. Y S Kumaraswamy. Article: Investigating Cardiac Arrhythmia in ECG using Random Forest Classification. International Journal of Computer Applications 37(4):31-34, January 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {R. Ganesh kumar and Dr. Y S Kumaraswamy},
	title = {Article: Investigating Cardiac Arrhythmia in ECG using Random Forest Classification},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {37},
	number = {4},
	pages = {31-34},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


Electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to assess the heart arrhythmia. Accurate detection of beats helps determine different types of arrhythmia which are relevant to diagnose heart disease. Automatic assessment of arrhythmia for patients is widely studied. This paper presents an ECG classification method for arrhythmic beat classification using RR interval. The methodology is based on discrete cosine transform (DCT) conversion of RR interval. The RR interval of the beat is extracted from the ECG and used as feature. DCT conversion of RR interval is applied and the beats are classified using random tree. Experiments were conducted using MIT-BIH arrhythmia database.


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