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Spatial synchronization in the human cardiovascular system

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

Journal publication date2000
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Journal numberSupplement 139
Number of pages13
Pages270-282
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference4th International Summer School/Conference on Lets Face Chaos Through Nonlinear Dynamics
CountrySlovenia
CityMARIBOR
Period27/06/9911/07/99

Abstract

Concepts developed for the synchronization analysis of noisy coupled nonlinear oscillators are used to study the spatial synchronization of oscillations in the blood distribution system. We reveal that the cardiac and respiratory oscillations observed at different sites of the system are strongly phase and frequency synchronized, while the spatial synchronization of oscillations that originate locally is weaker. The results obtained support the hypothesis that the entire cardiovascular system is characterised by the same dynamics.