Volume 21, Issue 4 (December 2017)                   Physiol Pharmacol 2017, 21(4): 260-265 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghafari T, Ghafari A, Mani A R, Raoufy M R. The controllability of cardiac rhythm in elderly. Physiol Pharmacol. 2017; 21 (4) :260-265
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Introduction: Recent reports have shown that rare fluctuations in cardiac cycles are ‘forgotten’ quickly in healthy individuals and it is possible to quantify the “memory length” of a physiological time-series using an inverse statistical approach. Methods: In the present study, we assessed the effect of aging on memory length in cardiac rhythm. Results: There was a longer memory length in cardiac time-series of elderly subjects in comparison with younger adults for both decelerating and accelerating rare fluctuations in cardiac rhythm. Conclusion: The increased memory length of the cardiac time-series in elderly subjects may indicate reduced controllability of cardiovascular regulatory system.
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