Decrease in the heart rate complexity prior to the onset of atrial fibrillation

Tuzcu V., Nas S., Borklu T., Ugur A.

EUROPACE, vol.8, no.6, pp.398-402, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/eul031
  • Journal Name: EUROPACE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.398-402
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Aims To assess heart rate complexity changes prior to the onset of atrial, fibrillation (AF) using sample entropy. It has been proposed that the autonomic nervous system might have a role in the initiation of AF.