A covariance-based algorithm: A novel technique for rhythm discrimination in icds


Journal Article

Inappropriate shocks due to misclassiflcation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias remain a major problem in the care of patients with Implantable Cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). In this study we have investigated the ability of a new covariance-based algorithm, to distinguish Ventricular Tachycardia from other rhythms such as Supraventricular Tachycardia. The proposed algorithm has a low computational demand and with a small adjustment is applicable on both single-chamber and dual-chamber ICDs. The results are promising and suggest that the new covariancebased algorithm may be an effective method for ICD rhythm classification and may decrease inappropriate shocks. © 2008 IEEE.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kamousi, B; Lin, B; Al-Ahmad, A; Hsia, H; Zei, P; Natale, A; Moss, A; Daubert, J; Zareba, W; Wang, P

Published Date

  • December 1, 2008

Published In

  • Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Embs'08 "Personalized Healthcare Through Technology"

Start / End Page

  • 5478 - 5481

Citation Source

  • Scopus