Recently very simple parameters derived from symbolic analysis were proposed as a tool to noninvasively assess cardiac automatic modulation from short (less than 300 samples) heart period variability series. They have been found capable to respond to physiological stimuli and pharmachological interventions inducing changes of the automatic tone. However, it is not known if the same indexes are capable to follow the gradual shift of the sympatho-vagal balance. In this study we utilize a graded head-up tilt protocol to produce a gradual increase of the sympathetic modulation and we demostrate that one of these indexes derived from symbolic dynamics and applied to short heart period variability series is capable to follow the gradual changes of the sympatho-vagal balance, thus suggesting that it might be a valid alternative to more standard linear indexes based on spectral analysis.
|Titolo:||Symbolic analysis of short-term heart period variability during graded head-up tilt|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|