Temporal attention network for CNNE model of variable-length ECG signals in early arrhythmia detection

Poomari Durga Karthikeyan, M. S. Abirami


Cardiac arrhythmia identification and categorization are crucial for prompt treatment and better patient outcomes. Arrhythmia identification is the main focus of this study's temporal attention network (TAN)-based multiclass categorization of varied-length electrocardiogram (ECG) data. The suggested TAN is designed to handle variable-duration ECG signals, making it ideal for real-time monitoring. The TAN uses a dynamic snippet extraction approach to choose meaningful ECG segments to ensure the model captures essential properties despite the constraints of processing such heterogeneous data. Training and assessment use a large dataset of atrial fibrillation, ventricular, and supraventricular arrhythmias. The TAN outperforms current approaches in multiclass early arrhythmia classification and is very accurate. Concatenating EfficientNet with CNN layer helped overcome different data and variable-length signals. High accuracy: 98% of normal, 97.1% of atrial fibrillation (AF), 98% of other, and 98% of noisy using the proposed CEEC model. Early arrhythmia diagnosis has improved due to the TAN's ability to effectively identify varied-length ECG data and give interpretability. It enables quicker interventions, personalised treatment plans, and improved arrhythmia control, which can greatly benefit patient care.


Arrhythmia detection; Convolutional neural network; EfficientNet; Electrocardiogram signals; Multiclass classification; Temporal attention network

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v35.i3.pp1517-1525


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Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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