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Classification of heart murmurs using cepstral features and support vector machines.
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PMID:  19964976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Murmurs are auscultatory sounds produced by turbulent blood flow in and around the heart. These sounds usually signify an underlying cardiac pathology, which may include diseased valves or an abnormal passage of blood flow. The murmurs are classified based on their occurrence in different parts of the heart cycle; systolic murmurs and diastolic murmurs. This paper investigates features derived from cepstrum of the heart sound signals and use them to train three classifiers; k-nearest neighbor (kNN) classifier, multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural networks and support vector machines (SVM) for classification of heart sounds into normal, systolic murmurs and diastolic murmurs. These features have been compared with features extracted from short-term Fourier transform (STFT) and discrete wavelet transform (DWT) in combination with the above three classifiers. The classification experiments were carried out on the heart sounds samples collected from various web sources. Among various combinations of the above features and classifiers, SVM trained on cepstral features are most promising for murmur classification with an accuracy of around 95%.
Authors:
Jithendra Vepa
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2539-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Jithendra Vepa is a senior scientist at Philips Research Asia -Bangalore, Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore, INDIA - 560045.
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