The fluctuations of the duration of the electrical activity of the heart, measured as the time distance between Q-wave onset and T-wave end (QT), is under autonomic control. We studied the complexity of the QT variability regulation via the computation of sample entropy of QT variability during sympathetic activation induced by graded head-up tilt. Sample entropy was computed over the original QT series and after factorizing it into partial processes describing QT variability related to heart period, measured as the time interval between consecutive R-wave peaks (RR), linked to respiration (R) and unrelated to RR and R. We found that QT variability complexity is high and does not vary with the intensity of the stimulus. This result was the consequence of a non-significant tendency of the complexity of the QT varia bili ty related to RR to decrease and a significant raise of the complexity of the QT variability unrelated to RR and R with the magnitude of the orthostatic challenge. We suggest that the sample entropy of the QT variability unrelated to RR and R couldquantify the increased heterogeneity of the neural inputs genuinely modulating QT during a sympathetic arousal.
Complexity of spontaneous QT variability unrelated to RR variations and respiration during graded orthostatic challenge / A. Porta, B. Cairo, B. De Maria, V. Bari. - In: COMPUTING IN CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 2325-887X. - 47(2020). ((Intervento presentato al 47. convegno Computing in Cardiology 2020 tenutosi a Rimini, Italy nel 2020.
|Titolo:||Complexity of spontaneous QT variability unrelated to RR variations and respiration during graded orthostatic challenge|
PORTA, ALBERTO (Primo) (Corresponding)
CAIRO, BEATRICE (Secondo)
BARI, VLASTA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/06 - Bioingegneria Elettronica e Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.22489/CinC.2020.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|