AN INTELLIGENT PHONOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR AUTOMATED SCREENING OF...
This paper presents a robust device for automated screening of pediatric heart...
This paper presents a robust device for automated screening of pediatric heart diseases based on our unique processing method in murmur characterization;
This paper presents a robust device for automated screening of pediatric heart diseases based on our unique processing method in murmur characterization; the Arash-Band method.
The present study modifies the Arash-Band method and employs the output of the modified method in conjunction with the two other original techniques to extract indicative feature vectors for the screening. The extracted feature vectors are classified by using the support vector machine method.
Results show that the proposed modifications significantly enhance the performance of the Arash-Band in terms of both accuracy and sensitivity as the corresponding effect sizes are sufficiently large. The proposed algorithm has been incorporated into an Android-based tablet to constitute an intelligent phonocardiogram with automatic screening capability.
In order to obtain a confidence interval of the accuracy and sensitivity, an inferable statistical test is applied to our database containing the phonocardiogram signals recorded from 263 of the referrals to a hospital. The expected value of the accuracy/sensitivity is estimated to be 87.45 % / 87.29 % with a 95 % confidence interval of (80.19 % - 92.47 %) / (76.01 % - 95.78 %) exhibiting superior performance than a pediatric cardiologist who relies on conventional or even computer-assisted auscultation.