[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The authors investigated the effects of local and planetary geomagnetic activity on human physiology. They collected data in Sofia, Bulgaria, from a group of 86 volunteers during the periods of the autumnal and vernal equinoxes. They used the factors local/planetary geomagnetic activity, day of measurement, gender, and medication use to apply a four-factor multiple analysis of variance. They also used a post hoc analysis to establish the statistical significance of the differences between the average values of the measured physiological parameters in the separate factor levels. In addition, the authors performed correlation analysis between the physiological parameters examined and geophysical factors. The results revealed that geomagnetic changes had a statistically significant influence on arterial blood pressure. Participants expressed this reaction with weak local geomagnetic changes and when major and severe global geomagnetic storms took place.
Archives of Environmental Health An International Journal 03/2004; 59(2):84-90. DOI:10.3200/AEOH.59.2.84-90
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The influence of solar activity changes and related to them geomagnetic
field variations on human health is confirmed in a lot of publications
but the investigations in this area are still sporadic and incomplete
because of the fact that it is difficult to separate the geomagnetic
influence from the environmental factor complex, which influence the
human life activity. That is why we have studied the influence of
changes in geomagnetic activity on human physiological,
psycho-physiological parameters and behavioural reactions. In this
article we looked for influence of changes in GMA on the systolic and
diastolic blood pressure and pulse-rate. We examined 54 volunteers. 26
persons of them had some cardio-vascular or blood pressure disturbances.
The registrations were performed every day at one and the same time for
each person during the period 1.10 - 10.11.2001. Four-way analysis of
variance (MANOVA method) with factors: GMA, day, sex and cardiovascular
pathology was performed. GMA was divided into four levels according to
the Kp- and Ap-index values. The days examined were divided into six
levels in relation to the day with increased GMA. Factor "cardiovascular
pathology" was divided into two levels: healthy subjects and subjects
that had some cardio -vascular or blood pressure disturbances. When we
employed four-way analysis of variance, the influence of some of the
factors on the physiological parameters examined turned out to be
statistically significant at p<0.05. Our investigations indicate that
most of the persons examined irrespectively to their status could be
sensitive to the geomagnetic disturbances.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The heart rate (h.r.) of normal healthy subjects varies in rest, under high-load conditions and in pathology. The heart rate variability (h.r.v.) integrates many mechanisms in- and outside the central nervous system, which influence and regulate the h.r. Statistical methods have been used to obtain additional information concerning the diagnostic capabilities h.r.v., the correlation between ECG R-R intervals and their variability and the prognostic significance of h.r.v. The benefits of modification of h.r.v. are not well known. In our previous study the h.r.v. of astronauts before, during and after long-term space flight (seven months) was examined. In this study we make analysis of h.r.v. in wake and sleep in different phases during a short-time space flight (9 days) of the Bulgarian astronaut A.A. in 1988.
Doklady Bolgarskoi akademii nauk 02/1997; 50(7-8):17-20.