Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1969

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Electrical Engineering

Abstract

Since the advent of the electrocardiogram, usually abbreviated ECG, the extent of its use in the medical field has broadened through research to find extensive applications in the diagnosis of heart ailments. One such application of the electrocardiogram is the diagnosis of the heart's operating condition and classification of its condition into normal and possibly abnormal categories. A new approach to the use of the electrocardiogram to categorize the condition of the heart is described in this thesis. The purpose of this thesis is to present the new method of screening electrocardiograms into normal versus possibly abnormal categories detecting at least fifty percent of the normal electrocardiograms as normal with a maximum number of abnormal electrocardiograms detected abnormal. The results of a feasibility study to determine the effectiveness of the method are also discussed.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electrocardiography

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

73

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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