Software QRS detection in ambulatory monitoring — a review

  • O. Pahlm
  • L. Sörnmo

DOI: 10.1007/BF02442095

Cite this article as:
Pahlm, O. & Sörnmo, L. Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. (1984) 22: 289. doi:10.1007/BF02442095


The QRS detection algorithm is an essential part of any computer-based system for the analysis of ambulatory ECG recordings. This review asserts that most one-channel QRS detectors described in the literature can be considered as having the same basic structure. A discussion of some of the current detection schemes is presented with regard to this structure. Some additional features of QRS detectors are mentioned. The evaluation of performance and the problem of multichannel detection, which is now gaining importance, are also briefly treated.


Ambulatory monitoring QRS detection 

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© IFMBE 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Pahlm
    • 1
  • L. Sörnmo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PhysiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of Telecommunication TheoryUniversity of LundLundSweden

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