Successive RR Interval Analysis of PVC With Sinus Rhythm Using Fractal Dimension, Poincaré Plot and Sample Entropy Method

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Md. Meganur Rhaman 1,* A. H. M. Zadidul Karim 2 Md. Maksudul Hasan 1 Jarin Sultana 1

1. Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2. University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh

* Corresponding author.


Received: 31 Oct. 2012 / Revised: 6 Dec. 2012 / Accepted: 7 Jan. 2013 / Published: 8 Feb. 2013

Index Terms

ECG, Fractal Dimension, PVC, Sample Entropy, Poincaré plot


Premature ventricular contractions (PVC) are premature heartbeats originating from the ventricles of the heart. These heartbeats occur before the regular heartbeat. The Fractal analysis is most mathematical models produce intractable solutions. Some studies tried to apply the fractal dimension (FD) to calculate of cardiac abnormality. Based on FD change, we can identify different abnormalities present in Electrocardiogram (ECG). Present of the uses of Poincaré plot indexes and the sample entropy (SE) analyses of heart rate variability (HRV) from short term ECG recordings as a screening tool for PVC. Poincaré plot indexes and the SE measure used for analyzing variability and complexity of HRV. A clear reduction of standard deviation (SD) projections in Poincaré plot pattern observed a significant difference of SD between healthy Person and PVC subjects. Finally, a comparison shows for FD, SE and Poincaré plot parameters.

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Md. Meganur Rhaman, A. H. M. Zadidul Karim, Md. Maksudul Hasan, Jarin Sultana,"Successive RR Interval Analysis of PVC With Sinus Rhythm Using Fractal Dimension, Poincaré Plot and Sample Entropy Method", IJIGSP, vol.5, no.2, pp.17-24, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2013.02.03


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