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G2-ResNeXt: A novel model for ECG signal classification

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posted on 2023-05-19, 14:17 authored by Shengnan Haoi, Hang Xui, Hongyu Ji, Zhiwu Wang, Li Zhao, Zhanlin Ji, IVAN GANCHEVIVAN GANCHEV

Electrocardiograms (ECG) are the primary basis for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. However, due to the large volume of patients’ ECG data, manual diagnosis is time-consuming and laborious. Therefore, intelligent automatic ECG signal classification is an important technique for overcoming the shortage of medical resources. This paper proposes a novel model for inter-patient heartbeat classification, named G2-ResNeXt, which adds a two-fold grouping convolution (G2) to the original ResNeXt structure, as to achieve better automatic feature extraction and classification of ECG signals. Experiments, conducted on the MIT-BIH arrhythmia database, confirm that the proposed model outperforms all state-of-the-art models considered (except the GRNN model for one of the heartbeat classes), by achieving overall accuracy of 96.16%, and sensitivity and precision of 97.09% and 95.90%, respectively, for the ventricular ectopic heartbeats (VEB), and of 80.59% and 82.26%, respectively, for the supraventricular ectopic heartbeats (SVEB).



IEEE Access, 2023, vol. 11, pp. 34808-34820


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This work was supported in part by the National Key Research and Development Program of China under Grant 2017YFE0135700; in part by the Tsinghua Precision Medicine Foundation under Grant 2022TS003; in part by the Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) under Grant No. /1 ( P-06-IP-CHINA/1); and in part by the Telecommunications Research Centre (TRC), University of Limerick, Ireland

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