# ECG Heartbeat Classification Using Machine Learning and Metaheuristic Optimization for Smart Healthcare Systems

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. Methodology

#### 2.1. Data Preprocessing and Feature Extraction

#### 2.2. Classification

#### 2.2.1. Support Vector Machine

#### 2.2.2. Gradient Boosting Decision Tree

#### 2.2.3. Random Forests

#### 2.2.4. K-Nearest Neighbor

#### 2.3. Marine Predator Algorithm (MPA)

#### 2.3.1. Initialization

#### 2.3.2. Elite and Prey Matrix Construction

#### 2.3.3. Optimization Process

#### 2.3.4. Parameters Optimization

Algorithm 1 Pseudo-code of MPA algorithm. |

1: Initialization step, P, TP, TF, ${\mathrm{P}\mathrm{y}}_{i}$. |

2: while t $<{t}_{max}$ do |

3: Compute the fitness value of each ${\overrightarrow{py}}_{i},f\left({\overrightarrow{py}}_{i}\right)$ |

4: Construct E |

5: Implement the memory saving |

6: Update $CF$ using Equation (16) |

7: for each $p{y}_{i}$ do |

8: if $\left(t<\frac{1}{3}\ast {t}_{max}\right)$ then |

9: Reposition the current ${\overrightarrow{py}}_{i}$ based on Equation (11) |

10: else |

11: if $\left(\frac{1}{3}\ast {t}_{max}<t<\frac{2}{3}\ast {t}_{max}\right)$ then |

12: if $\left(i<\frac{1}{2}\ast n\right)$ then |

13: Reposition the current ${\overrightarrow{py}}_{l}$ using Equation (13) |

14: else |

15: Reposition the current ${\overrightarrow{py}}_{i}$ using Equation (15) |

16: end if |

17: else |

18: Reposition the current ${\overrightarrow{py}}_{i}$ using Equation (18) |

19: end if |

20: end if |

21: end for |

22: Compute the fitness value of each ${\overrightarrow{py}}_{i},f\left({\overrightarrow{py}}_{i}\right)$ |

23: Update $TopPradatorPos$, and $TopPredatorFit$. |

24: Apply the memory saving |

25: Apply the FADS for ∀ ${\mathrm{py}}_{i}$ |

26: $\mathrm{t}++$ |

27: end while |

## 3. Experiments and Results

#### 3.1. Database Descriptions

#### 3.1.1. The MIT-BIH Arrhythmia Dataset (MIT-BIH)

#### 3.1.2. The European ST-T Dataset (EDB)

#### 3.1.3. St. Petersburg INCART Dataset (INCART)

#### 3.2. Evaluation Criteria

#### 3.3. Performance Evaluation

#### 3.3.1. Evaluation of the MPA-SVM

#### 3.3.2. Evaluation of the MPA-GBDT

#### 3.3.3. Evaluation of the MPA-RF

#### 3.3.4. Evaluation of the MPA-kNN

#### 3.4. Comparison with Other Methods

## 4. Conclusions

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Institutional Review Board Statement

## Informed Consent Statement

## Data Availability Statement

## Acknowledgments

## Conflicts of Interest

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Datasets | LBP | HOS + CM | HBF | DWT | RR | Total Number of Features |
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MIT-BIH | 60 | 12 + 1 | 16 | 32 | 10 | 131 |

EDB | 60 | 12 + 1 | 16 | 26 | 10 | 125 |

INCART | 60 | 12 + 1 | 16 | 26 | 10 | 125 |

Classifiers | Parameters | Range |
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SVM | C | [0.0001,1000] |

Gamma | [0.0001, 1] | |

GBDT | Max_depth | [1, 13] |

Gamma | [0.0001, 1] | |

Learning Rate | [0, 1] | |

RF | Max_depth | [1,13] |

Gamma | [0.0001, 1] | |

Learning Rate | [0, 1] | |

kNN | K | [1,13] |

Database | Subjects | Records | Leads | Location of Electrodes | Sample Rate | Resolution | Duration |
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MIT-BIH | 48 | 48 | 12 | Chest and limbs | 360 HZ | 11 | 30 min |

EDB | 79 | 90 | 2 | Chest and limbs | 250 HZ | 12 | 120 min |

INCART | 32 | 75 | 12 | Chest and limbs | 257 HZ | 12 | 30 min |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||||||||
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Classes | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ |

$\mathrm{N}$ | $99.14$ | $98.11$ | $99.48$ | $98.41$ | $98.26$ | $99.86$ | $99.7$ | $99.91$ | $99.72$ | $99.71$ | $99.23$ | $98.45$ | $99.48$ | $98.4$ | $98.43$ |

$\mathrm{S}$ | $99.51$ | $99.19$ | $99.61$ | $98.85$ | $99.02$ | $99.9$ | $99.85$ | $\mathbf{99.92}$ | $99.75$ | $99.8$ | $99.57$ | $99.45$ | $99.61$ | $98.84$ | $99.15$ |

$\mathrm{VEBs}$ | $99.51$ | $98.4$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{89}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{67}$ | $99.03$ | $99.18$ | $97.93$ | $99.61$ | $98.83$ | $98.38$ | $99.9$ | $99.58$ | $\mathbf{100}$ | $\mathbf{100}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{8}$ |

$\mathrm{F}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{78}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{9}$ | $99.74$ | $99.21$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{55}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{93}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{97}$ | $99.92$ | $99.75$ | $99.86$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{92}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{9}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{93}$ | $99.77$ | $99.84$ |

$\mathrm{Average}$ | $99.48$ | $98.90$ | $99.68$ | $99.03$ | $98.97$ | $99.90$ | $99.77$ | $99.94$ | $99.81$ | $99.79$ | $99.47$ | $98.93$ | $99.65$ | $98.96$ | $98.95$ |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||||||||
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Classes | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ |

$\mathrm{N}$ | $99.45$ | $98.97$ | $99.61$ | $98.81$ | $98.89$ | 99.89 | 99.67 | 99.96 | 99.87 | 99.77 | 99.6 | 99.33 | 99.69 | 99.04 | 99.18 |

$\mathrm{S}$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{7}$ | $99.4$ | $99.79$ | $99.39$ | $99.4$ | 99.91 | 99.94 | 99.91 | 99.73 | 99.83 | 99.77 | 99.74 | 99.78 | 99.35 | 99.55 |

$\mathrm{VEBs}$ | $99.62$ | $98.49$ | $\mathbf{100}$ | $\mathbf{100}$ | $99.24$ | 99.92 | 99.49 | 100 | 100 | 99.84 | 99.58 | 98.59 | 99.92 | 99.76 | 99.17 |

$\mathrm{F}$ | $99.69$ | $\mathbf{99}.\mathbf{73}$ | $99.68$ | $99.04$ | $99.39$ | 99.9 | 99.99 | 99.88 | 99.63 | 99.81 | 99.92 | 99.97 | 99.91 | 99.71 | 99.84 |

$\mathrm{Average}$ | $99.61$ | $99.15$ | $99.77$ | $99.31$ | $99.23$ | 99.91 | 99.77 | 99.95 | 99.85 | 99.81 | 99.72 | 99.41 | 99.82 | 99.47 | 99.44 |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||||||||
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Classes | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ |

$\mathrm{N}$ | 99.52 | 99.11 | 99.66 | 98.96 | 99.04 | 99.91 | 99.72 | 99.98 | 99.92 | 99.82 | 99.62 | 99.37 | 99.7 | 99.07 | 99.22 |

$\mathrm{S}$ | 99.74 | 99.49 | 99.83 | 99.49 | 99.49 | 99.93 | 99.94 | 99.93 | 99.78 | 99.86 | 99.78 | 99.71 | 99.8 | 99.4 | 99.55 |

$\mathrm{VEBs}$ | 99.66 | 98.73 | 99.98 | 99.94 | 99.3 | 99.93 | 99.6 | 100 | 100 | 99.87 | 99.61 | 98.75 | 99.91 | 99.73 | 99.24 |

$\mathrm{F}$ | 99.75 | 99.75 | 99.75 | 99.24 | 99.5 | 99.92 | 100 | 99.9 | 99.69 | 99.84 | 99.93 | 99.95 | 99.92 | 99.77 | 99.86 |

$\mathrm{Average}$ | 99.67 | 99.27 | 99.8 | 99.41 | 99.34 | 99.92 | 99.81 | 99.96 | 99.88 | 99.85 | 99.73 | 99.45 | 99.83 | 99.49 | 99.47 |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||||||||
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Classes | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ | $\mathrm{Acc}$ | $\mathrm{Se}$ | $\mathrm{Sp}$ | $\mathrm{Pr}$ | $\mathrm{F}1$ |

$\mathrm{N}$ | 94.03 | 80.78 | 98.37 | 94.18 | 86.97 | 94.73 | 81.29 | 99.13 | 96.83 | 88.38 | 89.82 | 73.63 | 95.11 | 83.11 | 78.09 |

$\mathrm{S}$ | 96.36 | 97.57 | 95.96 | 89.04 | 93.11 | 96.66 | 99.19 | 95.8 | 88.95 | 93.79 | 93.03 | 98.58 | 91.17 | 78.95 | 87.68 |

$\mathrm{VEBs}$ | 96.99 | 92.14 | 98.65 | 95.9 | 93.98 | 97.85 | 95.46 | 98.65 | 95.96 | 95.71 | 91.93 | 75.4 | 97.56 | 91.31 | 82.59 |

$\mathrm{F}$ | 98.39 | 99.72 | 97.95 | 94.13 | 96.85 | 99.02 | 99.9 | 98.73 | 96.3 | 98.07 | 99.24 | 99.85 | 99.04 | 97.19 | 98.5 |

$\mathrm{Average}$ | 96.44 | 92.55 | 97.73 | 93.31 | 92.73 | 97.07 | 93.96 | 98.08 | 94.51 | 93.99 | 93.51 | 86.87 | 95.72 | 87.64 | 86.72 |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||
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Average | SVM | MPA-SVM | Improvement % | SVM | MPA-SVM | Improvement % | SVM | MPA-SVM | Improvement % |

$Acc$ | $91.79$ | $99.48$ | $\mathbf{7}.\mathbf{69}$ | $91.31$ | $99.90$ | $\mathbf{8}.\mathbf{59}$ | $87.36$ | $99.47$ | $\mathbf{12}.\mathbf{11}$ |

$Sn$ | $83.73$ | $98.90$ | $\mathbf{15}.\mathbf{17}$ | $82.63$ | $99.77$ | $\mathbf{17}.\mathbf{14}$ | $75.0$ | $98.93$ | $\mathbf{23}.\mathbf{93}$ |

$Sp$ | $94.55$ | $99.68$ | $\mathbf{5}.\mathbf{13}$ | $94.23$ | $99.94$ | $\mathbf{5}.\mathbf{71}$ | $91.61$ | $99.65$ | $\mathbf{8}.\mathbf{04}$ |

$Pr$ | $89.41$ | $99.03$ | $\mathbf{9}.\mathbf{62}$ | $89.65$ | $99.81$ | $\mathbf{10}.\mathbf{16}$ | $87.21$ | $98.96$ | $\mathbf{11}.\mathbf{75}$ |

$F1$ | $84.20$ | $98.97$ | $\mathbf{14}.\mathbf{77}$ | $82.18$ | $99.79$ | $\mathbf{17}.\mathbf{61}$ | $72.62$ | $98.95$ | $\mathbf{26}.\mathbf{33}$ |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||
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Average | GBDT | MPA-GBDT | Improvement % | GBDT | MPA-GBDT | Improvement % | GBDT | MPA-GBDT | Improvement % |

$Acc$ | $96.93$ | $99.61$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{68}$ | $97.65$ | $99.91$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{26}$ | $97.44$ | $99.72$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{28}$ |

$Sn$ | $93.38$ | $99.15$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{79}$ | $94.80$ | $99.77$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{97}$ | $95.13$ | $99.41$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{28}$ |

$Sp$ | $98.12$ | $99.77$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{65}$ | $98.60$ | $99.95$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{35}$ | $98.38$ | $99.82$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{44}$ |

$Pr$ | $94.36$ | $99.31$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{95}$ | $95.82$ | $99.85$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{03}$ | $94.6$ | $99.47$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{87}$ |

$F1$ | $93.84$ | $99.23$ | $\mathbf{5}.\mathbf{39}$ | $95.29$ | $99.81$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{52}$ | $94.88$ | $99.44$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{56}$ |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||
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Average | RF | MPA-RF | Improvement % | RF | MPA-RF | Improvement % | RF | MPA-RF | Improvement % |

$Acc$ | $96.90$ | $99.67$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{77}$ | $97.65$ | $99.92$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{27}$ | $97.5$ | $99.73$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{23}$ |

$Sn$ | $93.37$ | $99.27$ | $\mathbf{5}.\mathbf{9}$ | $94.83$ | $99.81$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{98}$ | $94.75$ | $99.45$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{7}$ |

$Sp$ | $98.09$ | $99.8$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{71}$ | $98.86$ | $99.96$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{1}$ | $98.42$ | $99.83$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{41}$ |

$Pr$ | $94.26$ | $99.41$ | $\mathbf{5}.\mathbf{15}$ | $98.61$ | $99.88$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{27}$ | $95.27$ | $99.49$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{22}$ |

$F1$ | $93.79$ | $99.34$ | $\mathbf{5}.\mathbf{55}$ | $95.3$ | $99.85$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{55}$ | $94.99$ | $99.47$ | $\mathbf{4}.\mathbf{48}$ |

Database | MIT-BIH | EDB | INCART | ||||||
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Average | kNN | MPA-kNN | Improvement % | kNN | MPA-kNN | Improvement % | kNN | MPA-kNN | Improvement % |

$Acc$ | $94.96$ | $96.44$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{48}$ | $95.40$ | $97.07$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{67}$ | $92.14$ | $93.51$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{37}$ |

$Sn$ | $89.17$ | $92.55$ | $\mathbf{3}.\mathbf{38}$ | $90.35$ | $93.96$ | $\mathbf{3}.\mathbf{61}$ | $83.83$ | $86.87$ | $\mathbf{3}.\mathbf{04}$ |

$Sp$ | $96.9$ | $97.73$ | $\mathbf{0}.\mathbf{8}$ | $97.06$ | $98.08$ | $\mathbf{1}.\mathbf{02}$ | $94.94$ | $95.72$ | $\mathbf{0}.\mathbf{78}$ |

$Pr$ | $91.3$ | $93.31$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{01}$ | $92.16$ | $94.51$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{35}$ | $86.88$ | $87.64$ | $\mathbf{0}.\mathbf{76}$ |

$F1$ | $89.71$ | $92.73$ | $\mathbf{7}.\mathbf{14}$ | $90.56$ | $93.99$ | $\mathbf{3}.\mathbf{43}$ | $83.83$ | $86.72$ | $\mathbf{2}.\mathbf{89}$ |

Methods | #Classes | #Beats | Classifier | Acc % | Sn % |
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Roshan et al. [44] | 5 | 34,989 | SVM | 93.50 | 99.30 |

Li et al. [47] | 5 | 1800 | SVM | 97.30 | 97.40 |

Taiyong and Min [48] | 4 | 100,688 | RF | 94.60 | 98.51 |

Serkan et al. [49] | 5 | 83,648 | CNN | 99.10 | 93.91 |

Acharya et al. [45] | 5 | 109,449 | CNN | 94.03 | 96.71 |

Yang et al. [50] | 15 | 104986 | KNN | 97.70 | - |

Rishi et al. [46] | 4 | 109,449 | KNN | 98.00 | 85.33 |

Shu-Lih et al. [51] | 5 | 16,499 | LSTM-CNN | 98.10 | 97.50 |

Li et al. [52] | 4 | 94,013 | ResNet | 99.06 | 93.21 |

Yildirim et al. [53] | 13 | 833 | 1D-CNN | 95.20 | 93.52 |

Oh et al. [54] | 5 | 94,667 | Modified U-Net | 97.32 | 94.44 |

Marinho et al. [55] | 5 | 100467 | Bayes | 94.30 | - |

Yang et al. [56] | 15 | 3350 | DL-CCANet | 98.31 | 90.89 |

Plawiak et al. [57] | 17 | 774 | FGE | 95.00 | 94.62 |

Patro et al. [58] | 5 | 3551 | PSO-GA-SVM | 95.30 | 94.00 |

Qihang et al. [14] | 8 | 6877 | ATI-CNN | 81.20 | 80.10 |

The proposed method | 4 | 80,000 | MPA-SVM | 99.48 | 98.90 |

4 | 80,000 | MPA-GBDT | 99.61 | 99.15 | |

4 | 80,000 | MPA-RF | 99.67 | 99.27 | |

4 | 80,000 | MPA-kNN | 96.42 | 92.55 |

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