The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 222, Issue 10, pp 2687–2696 | Cite as

Synchronization of low-frequency oscillations in the cardiovascular system: Application to medical diagnostics and treatment

  • V.I. PonomarenkoEmail author
  • M.D. Prokhorov
  • A.S. Karavaev
  • A.R. Kiselev
  • V.I. Gridnev
  • B.P. Bezruchko
Regular Article Applications in Biology and Medicine


We investigate synchronization between the low-frequency oscillations of heart rate and blood pressure having in humans a basic frequency close to 0.1 Hz. A quantitative estimation of this synchronization based on calculation of relative time of phase synchronization of oscillations is proposed. We show that assessment of synchronization between the considered oscillations can be useful for selecting an optimal dose of beta-blocker treatment in patients after acute myocardial infarction. It is found out that low value of synchronization between the low-frequency rhythms in heart rate and blood pressure at the first week after acute myocardial infarction is a sensitive marker of high risk of mortality during the subsequent 5 years.


Heart Rate Variability Acute Myocardial Infarction European Physical Journal Special Topic Acute Heart Failure Phase Synchronization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V.I. Ponomarenko
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M.D. Prokhorov
    • 1
  • A.S. Karavaev
    • 1
    • 2
  • A.R. Kiselev
    • 3
  • V.I. Gridnev
    • 3
  • B.P. Bezruchko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Saratov Branch of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of SciencesSaratovRussia
  2. 2.Department of Nano- and Biomedical TechnologiesSaratov State UniversitySaratovRussia
  3. 3.Saratov Research Institute of CardiologySaratovRussia

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