Hearts disease has been known as among the main killer in the current society. Many research has been carried out in overcoming heart disease and in identifying ways to detect them for early treatment. Even though, there are machines available such as the electrocardiogram and echo-cardiogram, these can be used only for clinical purposes and are not suitable for research.
Lately, Malaysian cardiologists, in-line with related international medical organizations, are doing research in relating and ECG parameter, QT dispersion, with the Myocardium Infarction (MI). QT dispersion is a potential indicator of Myocardial Infarction/Heart Attack - occurs when blood supply to parts of the heart is interrupted. However, this is measured manually using the clinical ECG machine. Therefore, this is seen as holding back Malaysian advancement in the research of biomedical field.
This system is able to digitally record and review the 12-lead ECG, and is able to provide critical ECG parameters such as the heart and QT Dispersion in real-time intervals. This eliminates the effort to measure the ECG manually and is helpful in handling a large number of patients.
This system is helpful is assisting cardiologists in discovering new phenomena in cardiovascular system and may provide other parameter measurement in the cardiologists field of research. Using signal processing techniques, these are done automatically with consistency and reliability. Furthermore, it opens a gateway for the development of digital Malaysia ECG database for future research in the biomedical field.
Gold Medal - IENA 2007
Silver Medal - PECIPTA 2007