The dimension of 2D and 3D Poincare plots obtained from 24 hour ECG registrations

J Haaksma*, J Brouwer, WA Dijk, WRM Dassen, DJ van Veldhuisen

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The dimension is a basic concept in non linear dynamics. The box counting dimension (BCD) is one of the methods that is available to determine the dimension. We studied the dimension of the heartrate signal in both 2 and 3D Poincare plots in a group of twenty five post myocardial infarction (MI) patients together with an age and sex matched control group. The average BCD from the normal subjects based on a 2D first return plot was 1.46 +/- 0,09, while in the in infarction group this was significantly lower: 1.34 +/- 0.17 (p=0.003). Excluding ectopic data from the analysis caused large changes in the resulting dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY 2002, VOL 29
EditorsA Murray
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7735-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event29th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology - , Tunisia
Duration: 22-Sep-200225-Sep-2002

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ISSN (Print)0276-6574


Other29th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology

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