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Gurov J. V. Symbolic dynamics in application to cardiac rate study. Izvestiya VUZ. Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, 2010, vol. 18, iss. 4, pp. 54-66. DOI:


Symbolic dynamics in application to cardiac rate study

Gurov Jurij Vladimirovich, Southern Federal University

The analysis of heart rhythms using symbolic dynamics is perfomed. Time intervals corresponding to the predominance of sympathetic or parasym­pathetic tone of the nervous regulation are encoded. During encoding 25 symbols are used, what leads to a wide variety of words in the symbolic strings. The analysis of heart rhythms for patients of all ages, including healthy ones and patients with cardiovascular diseases are produced. These results give characteristic of age­related changes and different pathologies in cardiac rhythms.


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