A method to separate stochastic and deterministic information from electrocardiograms

R. M. Gutiérrez, L. A. Sandoval

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In this work we present a new idea to develop a method to separate stochastic and deterministic information contained in an electrocardiogram, ECG, which may provide new sources of information with diagnostic purposes. We assume that the ECG has information corresponding to many different processes related with the cardiac activity as well as contamination from different sources related with the measurement procedure and the nature of the observed system itself. The method starts with the application of an improved archetypal analysis to separate the mentioned stochastic and deterministic information. From the stochastic point of view we analyze Renyi entropies, and with respect to the deterministic perspective we calculate the autocorrelation function and the corresponding correlation time. We show that healthy and pathologic information may be stochastic and/or deterministic, can be identified by different measures and located in different parts of the ECG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta T
StatePublished - 2005
Event1st International Meeting on Applied Physics, APHYS-2003 - Badajoz, Spain
Duration: Oct 13 2003Oct 18 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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