Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Abstract—In this paper a comparative study of linear and non-linear analysis methods, for deciphering the
hidden dynamics of heart rate variability in young women during follicular and luteal phase of
menstrual cycle, has been performed. In this study 25 healthy young women in the age of 18 to
25 years have been participated. The non-linear analysis methods used are: approximate entropy
and largest lyapunov exponent and autoregressive method is used as a linear analysis method.
The results confirmed that the heart rate variability is more in the follicular phase as compared
to luteal phase of menstrual cycle. Further it has been found that the linear analysis method is
not been able to differentiate between these two phases of menstrual cycle in comparison to
non-linear analysis methods. Hence, approximate entropy and largest lyapunov exponent
methods interpret the complexity of heart rate more significantly than an autoregressive method.
Index Terms—Entropy, Follicular, Luteal, Lyapunov, Physiological, Sympathetic, Vagal
Cite: B S Saini, Shaweta Luthra and Kirti Rawal, "COMPARISON OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY ANALYSIS METHODS IN YOUNG WOMEN DURING MENSTRUAL CYCLE," International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 73-80, April 2013.
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