Arrhythmias appear as abnormal deformation of the electrocardiogram (ECG) waveform for a sizable time and can be divided into two large groups: (i) events which are single ectopic occurrences and (ii) patterns which are a continuous series of beats or arrhythmia [1].

Number of research studies reported in literature present methods for automatic ECG classification which has been applied to detect the abnormal heart signal. However, taking into account the wide variations of training and testing on different datasets makes their direct comparison questionable. Therefore, in order to use a single database, many authors [2] are paying attention to the use of popular and readily accessible data sources like as MIT-BIH database.

Computer-aided diagnoses of cardiac events have been addressed with a number of algorithms in enhancing intelligent classification of the ECG signals [3]. Many classification schemes were mostly...

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