Reduced RR Interval Correlations of Long QT Syndrome Patients

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We study RR interval (RRI) correlations in subjects with long QT syndrome (LQTS). We aim to find distinctive differences in nonlinear heart rate variability (HRV) measures between the LQTS subjects and healthy controls. We analyze 24-hour Holter recordings from 127 healthy controls and 115 LQTS samples with unified age distributions. Beta blockers (BB), which are known to affect HRV, are a common treatment for LQTS, and that is the primary confounding factor to be accounted for. We compute conventional short-scale (4-16 RRIs) detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) scaling exponents α1 at various degrees of detrending and compare the results to other common HRV measures. We complement the study by investigating scale-dependent exponents α(s). We find statistically significant reduction in the short-scale α1 of LQTS for subjects with (Welch's t-test p= 2.5 × 10-13) and without (p=3.2 × 10-8)BBs, These DFA-2 results yield considerable improvement over the linear detrending of DFA-1. Among other common HRV features the DFA α1 is the best indicator for LQTS. Despite the clear differences in the mean behavior, the predictive power of the measures is diminished by large individual variability. The scale-dependent picture may aid in finding optimal HRV indicators for LQTS diagnosis.

Otsikko2022 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2022
ISBN (elektroninen)9798350300970
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaComputing in Cardiology - Tampere Hall, Tampere, Suomi
Kesto: 4 syysk. 20227 syysk. 2022
Konferenssinumero: 49


NimiComputing in Cardiology
ISSN (painettu)2325-8861
ISSN (elektroninen)2325-887X


ConferenceComputing in Cardiology
LyhennettäCinC 2022


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  • Yleinen tietojenkäsittelytiede
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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