Assessment of Arrhythmias for Heart Failure Management



Heart Failure Management is one of the product concepts developed under the FP6 MyHeart project funded by European Union. By providing a periodic monitoring of vital signals and other parameters, which are locally processed and analysed on a personal digital assistant, it is possible to continuously evaluate the cardiac condition, symptoms progression and arrhythmic events, enabling an early detection of heart failure decompensation.
This work presents the approach followed for the assessment of cardiac arrhythmias, with clinical relevance for heart failure management. The framework includes algorithms for atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias detection (PVC-premature ventricular contractions, VT-ventricular tachycardia and VF-ventricular fibrillation), that are currently incorporated into the patient station of the heart failure management system.


Ventricular arrhthmias; heart failure


5th pHealth Conference 2008, May 2008

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