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Detecting Cardiac Pathologies from Annotated Auscultations

Ferreira, P. ; Pereira, D. ; Mourato, F. ; Mattos, S. S. ; Correia, R. ; Coimbra, M. ; Dutra, I.

Detecting Cardiac Pathologies from Annotated Auscultations, Proc IEEE International Symp. on Computer-Based Medical Systems - CBMS, Rome, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, June, 2012.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/cbms.2012.6266358

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The DigiScope project aims at developing a digitally enhanced stethoscope capable of using state of the art technology in order to help physicians in their daily medical routine.
One of the main tasks of DigiScope is to build a repository of auscultations (sound and medical related data). In this work, we present a preliminary analysis and study of the first auscultations performed on children of a Brazilian ospital.
Results indicate that classifiers can be obtained that distinguish reasonably well patients with cardiac pathologies from those that do not have pathologies.