Mississippi State University
To, S. D. Filip
Buddington, K. Randal
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Master of Science
College of Engineering
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis has proved to be an important tool for assessing autonomic nervous system. For instance, it has been used during dipyridamole echocardiographic test to differentiate ischemic from nonischemic responses . RR Interval analysis can provide additional information that can lead to early detection of a possible change in the activity of the autonomic nervous system. HRV analysis can be done using Wavelet Transform. This thesis presents a modification of an existing algorithm for extracting the R-R interval from EKG data sets and the use of wavelet transform (WT) technique to compute the timerequency domain energy quantities. The project used data obtained previously from a study of the effects of two pharmacological agents, atropine and propranolol, on laboratory rats. Results showed that the ratio of high frequency energy over the total energy (HF/total) of atropine treated rats was higher than baseline (control).
Dahian, Abdud, "Statistical Analysis Of The Effects Of Atropine And Propranolol On The Inter-Beat Interval Of Rats" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 4052.