Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Second Advisor

Dr. Jun Peng

Third Advisor

Dr. Yoonsu Paul Choi


Increasing heart disease among human beings needs more precise treatment, which requires monitoring of electrocardiogram (ECG). In many cases, real time monitoring of ECG is needed via wireless or wireline networks. Use of network-connected computers for monitoring proposes can raise security issues, which can be created by viruses, worms, or external agents such as DoS attack traffic. Any alteration of this biomedical signal can lead to wrong diagnosis and wrong treatment. Furthermore, in healthcare industry, HIPAA rules require health information to be kept secure by providing confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This thesis investigates how integrity and availability of remotely monitored ECG signals can be affected silently due to adverse network conditions, hence raising false alarms. In this thesis, components of monitored ECG signals under adverse network conditions are measured and compared against normal ECG signals for detection of different heart diseases.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American