High Speed Data Compression of Electrocardiograms Using a Microcomputer and Logic
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
This article relates generally to the processing of electrocardiograms (EKCs) and more particularly to a method and apparatus for analyzing 24-hour Holter tapes for abnormal heartbeats. A speed improvement in data compression of the EKG signal can be obtained by using one or two microcomputers in combination with logic. Basically, the microprocessor is used for arithmetic computations.