VCG and ECG indexes for classification of patients with Myocardial Infarction

  • R. CorreaEmail author
  • P. D. Arini
  • L. S. Correa
  • E. Laciar
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 60)


We proposed aclassification technique for patients with Myocardial Infarction (MI), based on an Electrocardiographic (ECG) and Vectorcardiographic (VCG) signals analysis. We suggest and statistically analyzetwo VCGsandnine orthogonal ECG indexes, i.e., a) QRS loop Perimeter, b) Angle between QRS and T loops, c-e) the area under the QRS,T-wave and ST segment in X, Y and Z leads.

For classification, the population was divided into two groups according to the infarcted area, that is, anterior or inferior sectors (MI-ant and MI-inf, respectively).The results indicate that combining eight indexes, we could separate out the MI patients in MI-ant vs MI-inf with a sensitivity = 89.8%, 84.8%, respectively, and an accuracy = 89.8%.

We conclude that the proposed technique couldbe suitableto estimatethe infarcted area localization.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Correa
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • P. D. Arini
    • 3
    • 4
  • L. S. Correa
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. Laciar
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Gabinete de Tecnología Médica, Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ)San JuanArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de Física, Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ)San JuanArgentina
  3. 3.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)Buenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.Instituto de Ingeniería Biomédica (IIBM), Facultad de Ingeniería (FI)Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)Buenos AiresArgentina

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