Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of death in the
world. Prevention, knowledge of previous cases in the family, and early
detection is the best strategy to reduce this fact...
Different machine learning
approaches to automatic diagnostic are being proposed to this task. As in most
health problems, the imbalance between examples and classes is predominant in
this problem and affects the performance of the automated solution. In this
paper, we address the classification of heartbeats images in different
cardiovascular diseases. We propose a two-dimensional Convolutional Neural
Network for classification after using a InfoGAN architecture for generating
synthetic images to unbalanced classes. We call this proposal Adversarial
Oversampling and compare it with the classical oversampling methods as SMOTE,
ADASYN, and RandomOversampling. The results show that the proposed approach
improves the classifier performance for the minority classes without harming
the performance in the balanced classes.