The application of surface plethysmography for heart rate variability analysis after GSM radiofrequency exposure

Tamás Atlasz, Lóránd Kellényi, Péter Kovács, Norbert Babai, György Thuróczy, László Hejjel, I. Hernádi

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to test whether the electromagnetic field emitted by standard GSM mobile phones results in changes in heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) of 35 healthy young male and female subjects. Two parallel signals, electrocardiogram and infrared surface plethysmogram were recorded and compared to test their validity for the analysis. Plethysmographic recording is proved to be a fast and reliable method for HRV measurements. In the radiofrequency (RF) exposure study, there was no significant difference in the values of HR and HRV between the RF and the sham groups. Our preliminary study demonstrates that, in our experimental conditions, RF fields emitted by cellular phones do not cause observable effects on the regulation of heart rate of healthy, young adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods
Volume69
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 2006

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Plethysmography
Global system for mobile communications
Heart Rate
Cell Phones
Electromagnetic Fields
Electrocardiography
Mobile phones
Electromagnetic fields
Young Adult
Infrared radiation

Keywords

  • Heart rate variability
  • Human
  • Infrared surface plethysmography
  • RF fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics

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The application of surface plethysmography for heart rate variability analysis after GSM radiofrequency exposure. / Atlasz, Tamás; Kellényi, Lóránd; Kovács, Péter; Babai, Norbert; Thuróczy, György; Hejjel, László; Hernádi, I.

In: Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods, Vol. 69, No. 1-2, 30.11.2006, p. 233-236.

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Atlasz, Tamás ; Kellényi, Lóránd ; Kovács, Péter ; Babai, Norbert ; Thuróczy, György ; Hejjel, László ; Hernádi, I. / The application of surface plethysmography for heart rate variability analysis after GSM radiofrequency exposure. In: Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods. 2006 ; Vol. 69, No. 1-2. pp. 233-236.
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