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Stability of the heart rate power spectrum over time in the conscious dog.
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PMID:  2920878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this experiment was to test the stability of the heart rate (HR) power spectrum over time in conscious dogs. HR was recorded for 1 h for each of six animals on 2 days. A Fast Fourier transform was used to derive the HR power spectrum for the 12 contiguous 5-min epochs comprising the 1-h recordings. Changes in frequency and amplitude of the various spectral peaks were quantitatively examined. We confirm the presence of two major concentrations of power centered around 0.02 (low frequency peak) and 0.32 Hz (high frequency peak). However, we observed variations in these spectral peaks, especially their amplitudes, both within each hour and from day 1 to day 2. The amplitudes of these two spectral peaks tended to vary reciprocally. HR power spectra based on 5 min of recorded data were also derived from an additional eight animals in both the lying and standing positions; the power spectra from these short recordings were sufficiently sensitive to detect redistributions in power due to changes in posture in all eight dogs. We conclude that: 1) data should be recorded for relatively long periods (e.g., 1 h) to characterize the HR power spectrum; 2) some variability in frequency and amplitude will persist across spectra even when based on longer data bases; 3) care should be taken to ensure that the subject's behavioral state is stable within the recording period; 4) shorter (e.g., 5 min) data bases are not suitable except for detecting relatively robust changes in the HR power spectrum.
D R Brown; D C Randall; C F Knapp; K C Lee; J D Yingling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0892-6638     ISO Abbreviation:  FASEB J.     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-14     Completed Date:  1989-04-14     Revised Date:  2012-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804484     Medline TA:  FASEB J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1644-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wenner-Gren Biomedical Engineering Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506.
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MeSH Terms
Fourier Analysis
Heart Rate*
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