Model for Cardiorespiratory Synchronization in Humans

Kiyoshi Kotani, Kiyoshi Takamasu, Yosef Ashkenazy, H. Eugene Stanley, Yoshiharu Yamamoto

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Recent experimental studies suggest that there is evidence for a synchronization between human heartbeat and respiration. We develop a physiologically plausible model for this cardiorespiratory synchronization, and numerically show that the model can exhibit stable synchronization against given perturbations. In our model, in addition to the well-known influence of respiration on heartbeat, the influence of heartbeat (and hence blood pressure) on respiration is also important for cardiorespiratory synchronization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051923
Pages (from-to)051923/1-051923/9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
StatePublished - 21 May 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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