ENG  Vol.5 No.10 B , October 2013
Triangle Characters of Electrocardiogram for Distinguishing States between Exercise and Relaxation

Will exercise-induced cardiovascular workload be monitored by Electrocardiogram (ECG) waveform morphology? The discrimination ability of ECG morphology from 30 subjects was tested for distinguishing states between exercise and relaxation in terms of side lengths, lengths of high lines, angles, perimeters and areas of triangle QRS and triangle T. As a result, 4 characters from triangle QRS had significant differences (t test, p<0.05) for over 85% of subjects in distinguishing between exercise states and relaxation states, which were: ratio of QR side length to RS side length in triangle QRS, angle S and angle Q, as well as the ratio between them. Moreover, ratio of angle S to angle Q had significant differences (t test, p<0.05) for all subjects. In conclusion, triangle characters in ECG could be used to distinguish exercise states from relaxation states.

Cite this paper: Li, Y. , Yan, H. , Song, J. , Yu, X. , Sun, Z. and Wei, H. (2013) Triangle Characters of Electrocardiogram for Distinguishing States between Exercise and Relaxation. Engineering, 5, 126-131. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.510B026.

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