Universal Journal of Biomedical Engineering Vol. 1(1), pp. 6 - 9
DOI: 10.13189/ujbe.2013.010102
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Mortality Risk Assessment of ICU Cardiovascular Patients Using Physiological Variables


Mohammad Karimi Moridani1,*, Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan2, Ali Motie Nasrabadi3, Esmaeil Hajinasrollah4
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2 Control and Intelligent Processing Centre of Excellence, School Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3 Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
4 Loghman Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

ABSTRACT

Recognition of mortality-related factors in intensive care units (ICUs) could increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these units; The purpose of this research is to investigate the recorded data of the patients admitted in ICU with clinical analysis, in order to find indices of mortality. The long-term goal of this study is to develop an algorithm that is able to anticipate the mortality risk of ICU patients. Extracted features included time and frequency domain analysis of ECG and some of the physiological variables. The results showed that heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure are the most important parameters in ICU mortality risk assessment and anticipation for cardiovascular patients.

KEYWORDS
Intensive Care Unit, Mortality Risk, Heart Rate Variability

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Mohammad Karimi Moridani , Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan , Ali Motie Nasrabadi , Esmaeil Hajinasrollah , "Mortality Risk Assessment of ICU Cardiovascular Patients Using Physiological Variables," Universal Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6 - 9, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/ujbe.2013.010102.

(b). APA Format:
Mohammad Karimi Moridani , Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan , Ali Motie Nasrabadi , Esmaeil Hajinasrollah (2013). Mortality Risk Assessment of ICU Cardiovascular Patients Using Physiological Variables. Universal Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 1(1), 6 - 9. DOI: 10.13189/ujbe.2013.010102.