Detection and frequency characterization of ventricular late potentials through wavelet transform

A. M. Bianchi, M. Albertinazzi, F. Lombardi, S. Cerutti

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Abstract

The Wavelet Transform (WT) is employed for a time-frequency analysis of Ventricular Late Potentials (VLP's). Normal subjects (N) and post myocardial infarction (MI) patients underwent the study. The WT procedure allowed to decompose the vector magnitude (M(t)) signal in frequency details in a multiresolution time-scale plane: a good time resolution is obtained at higher frequencies, while at lower frequencies a good frequency resolution is achieved. Graphical and numerical post-processing allowed the comparison between normal and pathological groups: the presence of VLP's was mainly identified in details D5 and D4, corresponding to a frequency range between 125 and 500 Hz. The time interval of VLP's presence was variable from patient to patient. The WT is a powerful tool able to well characterize the M(t) signal both in time and in frequency domains, thus allowing a better insight in the pathological phenomenon of VLP's.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
PublisherIEEE
Pages269-272
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Conference on Computers in Cardiology - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 10 1995Sep 13 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 Conference on Computers in Cardiology
CityVienna, Austria
Period9/10/959/13/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Bianchi, A. M., Albertinazzi, M., Lombardi, F., & Cerutti, S. (1995). Detection and frequency characterization of ventricular late potentials through wavelet transform. In Computers in Cardiology (pp. 269-272). IEEE.