Application of the entropy of approximation for the nonlinear characterizationin patients with Chagas disease
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Chagas disease American trypanosomiasis is caused by a flagellated parasite: Trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted by an insect of the genus Triatoma and also by blood transfusions. In Latin America, the number of infected people is approximately 6 million, with a population exposed to the risk of infection of 550000. It is our interest to develop a non-invasive and low-cost methodology, capable of detecting any early cardiac alteration that also allows us to see dysautonomia or dysfunction within 24 hours and with this it could be used to detect any cardiac alteration caused by T early Cruzi. For this, we analyzed the 24-hour Holter ECG records in 107 patients with ECG abnormalities (CH2), 102 patients without ECG alterations (CH1) who had positive serological results for Chagas disease and 83 volunteers without positive serological results for Chagas disease (CONTROL). Approximate entropy was used to quantify the regularity of electrocardiograms (ECG) in the three groups. We analyzed 288 ECG segments per patient. Significant differences were found between the CONTROL-CH1, CONTROL-CH2 and CH1-CH2 groups.
CitationVizcardo, M. [et al.]. Application of the entropy of approximation for the nonlinear characterizationin patients with Chagas disease. A: Computing in Cardiology. "Computing in Cardiology 2019". 2019, p. 112-1-112-4.