A comparative study between normal electrocardiogram signal and those of some cardiac arrhythmias based on McSharry mathematical model.

Research paper by Pascalin P Tiam Kapen, Serge Urbain SU Kouam Kouam, Ghislain G Tchuen

Indexed on: 05 Apr '19Published on: 04 Apr '19Published in: Australasian physical & engineering sciences in medicine / supported by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine and the Australasian Association of Physical Sciences in Medicine


In this paper, synthetic electrocardiogram signals (SECG) of eight cardiac arrhythmias (sinus bradycardia, junctional bradycardia, tachycardia, flutter, atrial extrasystole, ventricular extrasystole, left branch block and right branch block) are obtained numerically by solving the McSharry mathematical model (2003) based on three coupled ordinary differential equations with the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method. They are compared with normal electrocardiogram signal. Indeed, visual analysis of a section of electrocardiogram (ECG) signals of these arrhythmias was used to suggest suitable values for the parameters in the McSharry mathematical model. Results from numerical simulation showed a good agreement between the simulation results and the real cardiac arrhythmias ECG signals.