Model for cardiorespiratory synchronization in humans. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002