Cardiovascular measures


I. Electrocardiography (ECG)


Recording methods and tips

  • Electrodes positions and recording practices (Biopac application note) 109
  • Automated ECG analyses (Biopac application note) 148
  • R-R intervals processing for HRV (Biopac application note) 246
  • R wave identification improvement note (Sylvain Delplanque)

II. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) & Pulse Rate Variability (PRV)

Heart rate variability is computed from ECG signals

Pulse rate variability is computed from PPG signals


Guidelines and Reviews (by date)

Heart Rate Variability Metrics and Norms

Tips (source: Biopac)

Preparing data for analysis 233
Analysis: statistical measures 129

Analysis Software (alphabetic order)

Many of those soft/toolboxes process HRV or PRV from inter beat interval (IBI) time series but may contain their own algorithms to extract IBI time series from the raw/filtered signals.

  • ARTiiFACT- A tool for heart rate artifact processing and heart rate variability analysis.
  • HRVAS is a complete and self-contained heart rate variability analysis software (HRVAS) package.
  • Kubios HRV software is a scientific tool for heart rate variability analysis.Facebook Page
  • QRSTool and CMetX Software for Calculating Metrics of Cardiac Variability
  • RR-APET - A robust, multi-platform, open-source, heart rate variability (HRV) software.

III. Impedance Cardiography

IV. Photoplethysmography (PPG)

Review papers on the different measures derived from PPG:

V. Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI) or Analysis (LASCA)

Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) is a novel non-invasive microvascular imaging modality.


Technical notes

Methods comparisons