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Entropy Profiling for Detection of Fetal Arrhythmias in Short Length Fetal Heart Rate Recordings

Emerson Keenan, Radhagayrathi K Udhayakumar, Chandan K Karmakar, Fiona C Brownfoot, Marimuthu Palaniswami

42ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY: ENABLING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR GLOBAL HEALTHCARE EMBC'20 | IEEE | Published : 2020

Abstract

The use of fetal heart rate (FHR) recordings for assessing fetal wellbeing is an integral component of obstetric care. Recently, non-invasive fetal electrocardiography (NI-FECG) has demonstrated utility for accurately diagnosing fetal arrhythmias via clinician interpretation. In this work, we introduce the use of data-driven entropy profiling to automatically detect fetal arrhythmias in short length FHR recordings obtained via NI-FECG. Using an open access dataset of 11 normal and 11 arrhythmic fetuses, our method (TotalSampEn) achieves excellent classification performance (AUC = 0.98) for detecting fetal arrhythmias in a short time window (i.e. under 10 minutes). We demonstrate that our met..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Emerson Keenan is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship at the University of Melbourne. Fiona Brownfoot is supported by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (NHMRC #1142636) and a Norman Beischer Clinical Research Fellowship. This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project under Grant DP190101248.