Combined wavelet transforms and neural network feed-forward model for ECG peak detection and classification

Raghavendra Badiger, Prabhakar Manickam


We have focused on development of a combined approach for electrocardiogram (ECG) signal filtering and various ECG peak detection. The filtering model is based on the combination of wavelet transform and neural network where after computing the wavelet coefficients the neural network feed-forward model is used to update the weights. The filtered signal is processed through the convolution layers and bidirectional long short-term memory (Bi-LSTM) architecture to perform the ECG peak detection. Further, we apply a combined feature extraction strategy where wavelet transform and morphological feature are extracted to classify the ECG beats as classify 5 different types of heartbeats, including premature ventricular contraction (PVC), left bundle branch block (LBBB), right bundle branch block (RBBB), PACE, and atrial premature contraction (APC) to examine the heart condition. The feature extraction phase uses wavelet transform, morphological features and high-order statistics to generate the robust features. The obtained feature vector is processed through the principal component analysis (PCA) module to reduce the dimension of feature vector. These features are trained by using support vector machine (SVM) and k-nearest neighbor (KNN) supervised model. The proposed approach is tested on publicly available MIT-BIH dataset where performance analysis shows that the proposed approach obtained average precision, sensitivity and error as 99.98%, 99.96%, and 0.101 which outperforms the existing filtering and peak detection schemes.


BiLSTM; ECG signal filtering; MIT-BIH; Peak detection; Wavelet transform

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