Influence of the Training Set Composition on the Estimation Performance of Linear ECG-Lead Transformations

Daniel Guldenring, Dewar D. Finlay, Raymond R. Bond, Alan Kennedy, Peter Doggart, Ghalib Janjua, James McLaughlin

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    Linear ECG-lead transformations (LELTs) are used to estimate unrecorded target leads by applying a number of recorded basis leads to a LELT matrix. Such LELT matrices are commonly developed using training datasets that are composed of ECGs that belong to different diagnostic classes (DCs). The aim of our research was to assess the influence of the training set composition on the estimation performance of LELTs that estimate target leads V1, V3, V4 and V6 from basis leads I, II, V2 and V5 of the 12-lead ECG. Our assessment was performed using ECGs from the three DCs left ventricular hypertrophy, right bundle branch block and normal (ECGs without abnormalities). Training sets with different DC compositions were used for the development of LELT matrices. These matrices were used to estimate the target leads of different test sets. The estimation performance of the developed matrices was quantified using root mean square error values calculated between derived and recorded target leads. Our findings indicate that unbalanced training sets can lead to LELTs that show large estimation performance variability across different DCs. Balanced training sets were found to produce LELTs that performed well across multiple DCs. We recommend balanced training sets for the development of LELTs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputing in Cardiology, CinC 2023
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9798350382525
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 Dec 2023
    Event50th Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2023 - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: 1 Oct 20234 Oct 2023

    Publication series

    NameComputing in Cardiology
    ISSN (Print)2325-8861
    ISSN (Electronic)2325-887X


    Conference50th Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2023
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

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