Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-3020 (Print)
ISSN 2542-193X (Online)


Distal Pulse Measurement Provides Statistical, but not Dynamical, Features of the Central Pulse

Heart rate variability is recognized in medicine as an important prognostic factor. It is generally believed that the temporal characteristics of the pulse signal do not depend on the measurement point. Specifically, the distal (on the fingers) arrangement of the photoplethysmographic sensors. Using a high-precision measurement technique, we show that on the way from the heart to distally located measurement points, the value of each individual beat-to-beat time may change.