Date: October 2002
Creator: Allegrini, Paolo; Balocchi, Rita; Chillemi, Santi; Grigolini, Paolo; Palatella, Luigi & Raffaelli, G.
Description: Paper discussing short- and long-term statistical properties of heartbeat time-series in healthy and pathological subjects. Abstract: We analyze heartbeat time-series corresponding to several groups of individuals (healthy, heart transplanted, with congestive heart failure (CHF), after myocardial infarction (MI), hypertensive), looking for short- and long-time statistical behaviors. In particular we study the persistency patterns of interbeat times and interbeat-time variations. Long-range correlations are revealed using an information-based technique which makes a wise use of the available statistics. The presence of strong long-range time correlations seems to be a general feature for all subjects, with the exception of some CHF individuals. We also show that short time-properties detected in healthy subjects, and seen also in hypertensive and MI patients, and completely absent in the transplanted, are characterized by a general behavior when we apply a proper coarse-graining procedure for time series analysis.
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