Upper airway obstruction (UAO) is a relatively common condition during childhood that is characterized by periods of partial or complete upper airway closure, resulting in restless sleep. It has also been suggested that UAO triggers early cardiovascular changes that may predispose to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases later in life. The aim of this study was to assess the temporal dynamics of heart period (HP) and pulse transit time (PTT) during quite, event-free periods of sleep in children with UAO (n = 40) and matched healthy controls. The dynamics of HP and PTT were symbolized based on the sextiles of their distribution and words of length three were formed and classified into four types based on their patterns. Joint symbolic dynamics represent the concomitant occurrence of words in HP and PTT.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - |
Duration: 25 Aug 2015 → …
|Conference||37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015|
|Period||25/08/15 → …|