Electrocardiographic imaging of myocardial infarction using heart vector analysis

M. Ghasemi, A. Jalali, H. Sadabadi, M. Atarod, H. Golbayani, P. Ghorbanian, A. Ghaffari

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2 Scopus citations


Hypothesis/Objective: The aim of this study is to characterize the location and extent of moderate to large, relatively compact infarcts using ECG evidence. Method: In this paper, we proposed a method on the basis of vectorcardiography which assumes that heart vector is proportional to relevant active depolarization area(s). To examine our ideas, we used the normal VCG which includes the information of location, amplitude, and direction of heart vector at any instant. The model based comparison of cases under study and relevant normal VCGs gives region i.e. segment(s) and depth i.e. extent of myocardial infarction. Results and Conclusion: We evaluated the method on CinC/Physionet Challenge 2007 database. In our final entry the scores of EPD equal to 32 (ranked 3rd), SO equal to 0.933 (ranked 3rd) and CED equal to 1 (ranked 1st) are achieved. It also ranked the third among the other methods proposed to CinC/Physionet Challenge 2007.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology 2007, CAR 2007
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventComputers in Cardiology 2007, CAR 2007 - Durham, NC, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2007Oct 3 2007

Publication series

NameComputers in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)0276-6574


ConferenceComputers in Cardiology 2007, CAR 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDurham, NC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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