Assessment of latency in baroreflex control of heart rate during spontaneous behavior

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This study proposes a new simplified approach for estimating the latency in the baroreflex control of heart rate by the analysis of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and RR interval (RRI) spontaneous variability. Application of this technique on SBP and RRI 24-h recordings, allowed us to identify a large fluctuation of the baroreflex latency over time with a circadian pattern characterised by a reduction of the latency at night. Since our approach provides a quantification of the latency in terms of heart beats, there was the possibility that the results would be influenced by the RRI. The observed absence of any significant correlation between latency and RRI excluded this adverse possibility. These results encourage the use of the proposed procedure for obtaining a simple and noninvasive measure of the baroreflex latency in daily life condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
EditorsA. Murray
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventComputers in Cardiology 2003 - Thessaloniki Chalkidiki, Greece
Duration: Sep 21 2003Sep 24 2003


OtherComputers in Cardiology 2003
CityThessaloniki Chalkidiki

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Software


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