The MIT-BIH ECG Compression Test Database

This database is described in

Moody GB, Mark RG, Goldberger AL. Evaluation of the "TRIM" ECG data compressor. Computers in Cardiology. 15:167-170 (1988).

Please cite this publication when referencing this material, and also include the standard citation for PhysioNet:

Goldberger AL, Amaral LAN, Glass L, Hausdorff JM, Ivanov PCh, Mark RG, Mietus JE, Moody GB, Peng C-K, Stanley HE. PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a New Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals. Circulation 101(23):e215-e220 [Circulation Electronic Pages; http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/101/23/e215]; 2000 (June 13).

This database contains 168 short ECG recordings (20.48 seconds each) selected to pose a variety of challenges for ECG compressors, in particular for lossy compression methods.