Entropy in Investigation of Vasovagal Syndrome in Passive Head Up Tilt Test
AbstractThis paper presents an application of Approximate Entropy (ApEn) and Sample Entropy (SampEn) in the analysis of heart rhythm, blood pressure and stroke volume for the diagnosis of vasovagal syndrome. The analyzed biosignals were recorded during positive passive tilt tests—HUTT(+). Signal changes and their entropy were compared in three main phases of the test: supine position, tilt, and pre-syncope, with special focus on the latter, which was analyzed in a sliding window of each signal. In some cases, ApEn and SampEn were equally useful for the assessment of signal complexity (p < 0.05 in corresponding calculations). The complexity of the signals was found to decrease in the pre-syncope phase (SampEn (RRI): 1.20–0.34, SampEn (sBP): 1.29–0.57, SampEn (dBP): 1.19–0.48, SampEn (SV): 1.62–0.91). The pattern of the SampEn (SV) decrease differs from the pattern of the SampEn (sBP), SampEn (dBP) and SampEn (RRI) decrease. For all signals, the lowest entropy values in the pre-syncope phase were observed at the moment when loss of consciousness occurred. View Full-Text
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Buszko, K.; Piątkowska, A.; Koźluk, E.; Opolski, G. Entropy in Investigation of Vasovagal Syndrome in Passive Head Up Tilt Test. Entropy 2017, 19, 236.
Buszko K, Piątkowska A, Koźluk E, Opolski G. Entropy in Investigation of Vasovagal Syndrome in Passive Head Up Tilt Test. Entropy. 2017; 19(5):236.Chicago/Turabian Style
Buszko, Katarzyna; Piątkowska, Agnieszka; Koźluk, Edward; Opolski, Grzegorz. 2017. "Entropy in Investigation of Vasovagal Syndrome in Passive Head Up Tilt Test." Entropy 19, no. 5: 236.
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