Journal article

Automated recognition of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea using wavelet-based features of electrocardiogram recordings

Ahsan H Khandoker, Chandan K Karmakar, Marimuthu Palaniswami

COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) are at increased risk of developing hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. This paper explores the use of support vector machines (SVMs) for automated recognition of patients with OSAS types (+/-) using features extracted from nocturnal ECG recordings, and compares its performance with other classifiers. Features extracted from wavelet decomposition of heart rate variability (HRV) and ECG-derived respiration (EDR) signals of whole records (30 learning sets from physionet) are presented as inputs to train the SVM classifier to recognize OSAS+/- subjects. The optimal SVM parameter set is then determined by using a leave-one-out pr..

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