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Author Wendorf, Charles, author.
Title Heart rate variability analysis manual : low frequency spectral power is not an accurate index of sympathetic tone / by Charles Wendorf.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  GV361 .Z95 2012 W46eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (x, 27 pages) + 1 text file (79 pages)
Content Type still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-27).
Summary Heart rate variability research measures millisecond deviations in consecutive heart periods (R-R waves). Inductive cardiography and plethysomgraphy allow the research group to decompose each beat to study the autonomic nervous system. Using respiratory sinus arrythmia RSA, and pre-ejection period PEP indices they witness the dynamic interplay between the two branches of the ANS. Parasympathetic withdrawal, and linear heart rate models purpose a static relationship between the sympathetic SNS and parasympathetic nervous systems PNS. By decomposing heart rate signals the data suggests that this relationship exhibits complex behavior that is very dynamic. The research performed is complex and requires a great deal of training. Thus, the purpose of this thesis was to create a manual that would teach students how to operate the equipment used, and to understand the relationship between collected variables.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 31, 2013).
Subject Heart rate monitoring -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Kinesiology.
OCLC number 850939919