ALEXAKIS, M, RODRIGUES, Marcos, SAATCHI, Reza, NYONGESA, H O, DAVIES, C, IRELAND, R H, HARRIS, N D and HELLER, S R (2009). A knowledge-based electrocardiogram-monitoring system for detection of the onset of nocturnal hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetic patients. In: MURRAY, A, (ed.) 2006 33rd Conference on Computers in Cardiology. IEEE.Full text not available from this repository.
Nocturnal hypoglycaemia has been implicated in the sudden deaths of young people with diabetes. Experimental hypoglycaemia has been found to prolong the ventricular repolarisation and to affect the T wave morphology. It is postulated that abnormally low blood glucose could in certain circumstances, be responsible for the development of a fatal cardiac arrhythmia. We have designed a monitoring and alarm system for detection of the onset of spontaneous nocturnal hypoglycaemia through monitoring of the electrocardiogram. The system incorporates expert- knowledge in the form of a rule-base. It performs monitoring of two ECG features and raises alarms if abnormalities are detected corresponding to hypoglycaemia. The top performance of the system is 100% and 91.30% for sensitivity and specificity respectively. This study supports the hypothesis proposing a relationship between cardiac function and abnormally low blood glucose.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||28 Oct 2011 09:25|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 09:25|
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