Detection of cardiac arrhythmia using deepCNN features and optimized SVM

Mohebbanaaz Mohebbanaaz, Y. Padma Sai, L. V. Rajani Kumari


Deep Learning (DL) has become a topic of study in various applications, including healthcare. Detection of abnormalities in an Electrocardiogram (ECG) plays a significant role in patient monitoring. It is noted that a deep neural network when trained on huge data, can easily detect cardiac arrhythmia. This may help cardiologists to start treatment as early as possible. This paper proposes a new deep learning model adapting the concept of transfer learning to extract deep-CNN features and facilitates automated classification of electrocardiogram (ECG) into sixteen types of ECG beats using an optimized support vector machine (SVM). The proposed strategy begins with gathering ECG datasets, removal of noise from ECG signals, and extracting beats from denoised ECG signals. Feature extraction is done using ResNet18 via concept of transfer learning. These extracted features are classified using optimized SVM. These methods are evaluated and tested on the MIT-BIH arrhythmia database. Our proposed model is effective compared to all State of Art Techniques with an accuracy of 98.70%.


Deep learning; DeepCNN features; Electrocardiogram; Optimized SVM; Transfer learning;



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