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A Peak Detection Algorithm for Localization and Classification of Heart Sounds in PCG Signals using K-means Clustering

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posted on 16.08.2021, 19:30 by Muhammad ZubairMuhammad Zubair
Traditionally, the heart sound classification process is performed by first finding the elementary heart sounds of the phonocardiogram (PCG) signal. After detecting sounds S1 and S2, the features like envelograms, Mel frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC), kurtosis, etc., of these sounds are extracted. These features are used for the classification of normal and abnormal heart sounds, which leads to an increase in computational complexity. In this paper, we have proposed a fully automated algorithm to localize heart sounds using K-means clustering. The K-means clustering model can differentiate between the primitive heart sounds like S1, S2, S3, S4 and the rest of the insignificant sounds like murmurs without requiring the excessive pre-processing of data. The peaks detected from the noisy data are validated by implementing five classification models with 30 fold cross-validation. These models have been implemented on a publicly available PhysioNet/Cinc challenge 2016 database. Lastly, to classify between normal and abnormal heart sounds, the localized labelled peaks from all the datasets were fed as an input to the various classifiers such as support vector machine (SVM), K-nearest neighbours (KNN), logistic regression, stochastic gradient descent (SGD) and multi-layer perceptron (MLP). To validate the superiority of the proposed work, we have compared our reported metrics with the latest state-of-the-art works. Simulation results show that the highest classification accuracy of 94.75% is achieved by the SVM classifier among all other classifiers.


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