Fractal clustering of ventricular ectopy correlates with sympathetic tone preceding ectopic beats Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Rate
  • Sympathetic Nervous System
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

abstract

  • Clustering of ventricular ectopy, as measured by the fractal dimension, is observed in patients at increased risk of sudden cardiac death. A low fractal dimension (clustered ventricular ectopy) is related to changes in heart rate and heart rate variability that are consistent with transient increases in cardiac sympathetic tone.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7828299

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 722

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 91

number

  • 3