Pekka Kuoppa

Pekka Kuoppa
University of Eastern Finland | UEF · Department of Applied Physics

PhD

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Education
June 2011 - April 2018
University of Eastern Finland
Field of study
  • Medical Physics
December 2009 - May 2011
University of Eastern Finland
Field of study
  • Medical Physics
September 2005 - December 2009
University of Kuopio
Field of study
  • Applied Physics

Publications

Publications (12)
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Aim: Atrial fibrillation (AF) detection is challenging because it is often asymptomatic and paroxysmal. We evaluated continuous photoplethysmogram (PPG) for signal quality and detection of AF. Methods: PPGs were recorded using a wrist-band device in 173 patients (76 AF, 97 sinus rhythm, SR) for 24 h. Simultaneously recorded 3-lead ambulatory ECG se...
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Atrial fibrillation is often asymptomatic and intermittent making its detection challenging. A photoplethysmography (PPG) provides a promising option for atrial fibrillation detection. However, the shapes of pulse waves vary in atrial fibrillation decreasing pulse and atrial fibrillation detection accuracy. This study evaluated ten robust photoplet...
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Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is often asymptomatic and intermittent making its detection a major clinical challenge. A photoplethysmography (PPG) wrist band with algorithm-based detection of AF provides a promising solution for screening of AF. However, the shapes of individual pulse waveforms vary in AF decreasing pulse detection accuracy....
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Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia and a significant cause of cardioembolic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is often intermittent and asymptomatic making detection a major clinical challenge. We evaluated a photoplethysmography (PPG) wrist band in individual pulse detection in patients with AF and tested the reliability...
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Using food as a stimuli is known to cause multiple psychophysiological reactions. Heart rate variability (HRV) is common tool for assessing physiological reactions in autonomic nervous system. However, the findings in HRV related to food stimuli have not been consistent. In this paper the quick changes in HRV related to positive and negative food a...
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Walking within nature (Green Exercise) has been shown to immediately enhance mental well-being but less is known about the impact on physiology and longer lasting effects. Heart rate variability (HRV) gives an indication of autonomic control of the heart, in particular vagal activity, with reduced HRV identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular...
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The aim of the study was to examine associations between psychophysiological responses and emotionally arousing visual food and nonfood stimuli. Eighteen healthy normal weight female volunteers were recruited. The stimulus materials consisted of pretested pictures which each had 2 features, valence (positive/negative) and category (food/nonfood). P...
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The estimates of heart rate variability (HRV) low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) components with constant frequency bands may distort when the frequency of respiratory sinus arrhythmia induced HF component approaches the LF-HF frequency limit. In this study we present a method for dynamically estimating the LF-HF limit and dividing the spec...
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Heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, suggesting dysfunction of cardiac autonomic regulation which has been associated with increased risk for pathological cardiac events. In this paper, we examined changes in HRV complexity in association to blood glucose level (BGL) and duration of diabetes. Resting HRV and B...
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The role of cerebral cortex in cardiovascular regulation has not yet been mapped in detail. Especially the lateralization of different regions that are connected to cardiovascular modulation is still unknown. In this study we used simultaneously measured electrocardiography (ECG) and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) fMRI to examine the correlati...
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Previously studies have shown that nature improves mood and self-esteem and reduces blood pressure. Walking within a natural environment has been suggested to alter autonomic nervous system control, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a non-invasive method of assessing autonomic control and can give an insig...

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