Title: Nonlinear analysis of heart rate variability in infants with apparent life-threatening events
Authors: Lemmerling, Philippe ×
Van Huffel, Sabine
Naulaers, Gunnar
Daniels, Hans
Devlieger, Hugo #
Issue Date: Jan-2003
Series Title: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology vol:510 pages:369-373
Abstract: Some studies have shown that neonates having experienced an Apparent Life-Threatening Event (ALTE) have an increased risk of dying of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In this study the heart rate variability in neonates has been analyzed through a study of the long range correlations and scale invariance (self-similarity) in their cardiac rhythm. The goal is to see whether it is possible to distinguish normal infants from infants with ALTEs using the previously mentioned nonlinear measures of the heart rate variability. Twelve ALTE infants are included in this study. To determine the degree to which these neonates suffer from ALTEs two examinations are performed: a polysomnography and home monitoring. Using the nonlinear measures obtained from the nonlinear analysis of the heart rate variability, the group suffering most from ALTEs can clearly be separated from the other neonates.
Description: \emph{Oxygen Transport to Tissue XII}, (Wilson D.F., Evans S.M., Biaglow J., and Pastuszko A., eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT 2001), August 11-15, 2001, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA),vol. 510 of {Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology}, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2002}
ISSN: 0065-2598
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Section Newborn (-)
ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
Electrical Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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