IMR Press / JIN / Volume 19 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.jin.2020.03.222
Open Access Original Research
Clinical interpretations of the effectiveness of changes in body position during aerobic fitness after neurologic injury
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1 School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Science, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Johor, Malaysia
2 Centre for Biomedical engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Johor, Malaysia
3 Health Education and Lifestyle (HEAL ULTRA), 81300, Johor, Malaysia
4 School of Information Technology, Monash University Malaysia, 47500, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
5 Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 22200, Beset, Terengganu, Malaysia
6 Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Medical Campus, 20400, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
*Correspondence: sh.hussain@tutanota.com (Hadrina Sh-Hussain)
J. Integr. Neurosci. 2020, 19(3), 479–487; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.jin.2020.03.222
Submitted: 20 April 2020 | Revised: 16 May 2020 | Accepted: 20 May 2020 | Published: 30 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The role of acute and chronic exercise on cognitive function)
Copyright: © 2020 Izan et al. Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Abstract

The purpose is to estimate the effectiveness of electrocardiograms during resting and active participation by the differentiation between the electrical activity of the heart while standing and sitting in a resting state. The concern is to identify the electrocardiogram parameters that did not show significant changes within these positions. The electrocardiogram parameters can be considered to be a standard marker for medically compromised patients. The electrocardiogram is recorded in the standing and sitting positions focusing on healthy participants using standard electrode placement of lead-I. Combined lead-I patterns (camel-hump or ST-segment prolongation) are usually seen in neurologic injury or hypothermia patients. The pairwise comparisons of a year data are about 454,400 cycles of sitting and 493,470 cycles of standing data. Thus, it is essential to quantify the nature and magnitude of changes seen in the electrocardiogram with a change of posture from sitting to standing in a healthy individual. This makes the findings of electrocardiogram analysis in this paper interesting in which some parameters (i.e., camel-hump patterns in lead-I) are helpful for clinical interpretations and could be suggestive of neurologic injury.

Keywords
ECG
aerobic exercise
standing position
sitting
fiducial points
ANOVA
neurologic injury
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