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Special Issue "Entropy Analysis of Heart Rate and Arterial Blood Pressure Variability and Their Applications"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Entropy and Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 271

Special Issue Editors

Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS, 20138 Milan, Italy
Interests: bioengineering; autonomic nervous system; heart rate variability; baroreflex; signal processing
Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Via Mangiagalli 31, 20133 Milan, MI, Italy
Interests: bioengineering; autonomic nervous system; heart rate variability; baroreflex

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The analysis of the cardiovascular oscillations by means of heart rate and arterial blood pressure variability has a longstanding history. The easy recording of the involved signals and performance of the analysis have contributed to maintain and grow the overall interest in this topic. Through the years, several analytical methods have been proposed and optimized for a more precise characterization of the cardiovascular and autonomic control. The availability of robust entropy methods for the study of heart rate and arterial blood pressure variability is undiscussed.  

In the future, the real challenge will be to encourage and increase the translational approach in this field. The spread of wearable devices and the possibility to easily obtain cardiovascular data in both laboratory and free-living conditions, together with a broad technological advancement, should facilitate this process.

This Special Issue is focused on clinical and non-clinical applications of entropy analytical methods for the study of the heart rate and blood pressure variability, to deepen the pathophysiology of diseases and physiological variations.

Original observational studies, randomized controlled trials and protocols, and systematic reviews are welcome.

Dr. Beatrice De Maria
Dr. Vlasta Bari
Guest Editors

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  • heart rate variability
  • arterial blood pressure variability
  • autonomic nervous system
  • cardiovascular control
  • complexity
  • entropy
  • patients
  • clinic
  • physiology

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