Response to Active Standing of Heart Beat Interval, Systolic Blood Volume and Systolic Blood Pressure: Recurrence Plot Analysis

  • Hortensia González
  • Oscar Infante
  • Claudia Lerma
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 103)


Recurrence quantitative analysis (RQA) indexes of beat-to-beat heart-beat interval and systolic blood pressure (SBP) have helped to understand the dynamical response to active standing. The peripheral blood volume is another variable of the cardiovascular control system with a crucial role during active standing since re-distribution of blood volume is necessary to counteract the gravity force and to provide enough blood supply to vital organs. Beat-to-beat photoplethysmographic systolic blood volume (SBV) oscillations may be useful to study the cardiovascular control if it is considered as a regulatory system with relevant local differences compared to blood pressure regulation. There are no previous reports of the SBV dynamical response to active standing. In this work we study simultaneously the dynamical response of heart-beat interval, SBP and SBV to active standing through comparison of RQA indexes evaluated during supine position and during active standing in 19 healthy volunteers. We show that in response to orthostatic stress, SBV oscillations have dynamic changes similar, but not identical, to SBP and the heart-beat interval. This suggests that these three variables are complementary for a better evaluation of the cardiovascular dynamics.


Systolic Blood Pressure Heart Rate Variability Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recurrence Plot Orthostatic Stress 
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This work was partially supported by CONACyT México 169489 grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hortensia González
    • 1
  • Oscar Infante
    • 2
  • Claudia Lerma
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Biofísica de Sistemas Excitables Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoTlalpanMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Instrumentación ElectromecánicaInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio ChávezTlalpanMexico

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