Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 14 (2015): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Relationships of changes of atmospheric pressure and heart rate in winterers in Antarctica: mathematical modelling and analysis

E.V. Moiseyenko
National Antarctic Scientific Center, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kyiv
A.Yu. Utevsky
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv
T.P. Bondarenko
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv
K.V. Nosov
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv
Yu.G. Bespalov
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv
Published January 12, 2016
  • atmospheric pressure,
  • heart rate,
  • mathematical modeling,
  • winterers,
  • Antarctic


This research is aimed at estimating the power of mathematical modeling for analyzing results of the si­multaneous monitoring of biomedical and meteorological indications during а long Antarctic expedition at the Antarc­tic station "Akademik Vernadsky". The database of atmospheric pressure and personnel physiological parameters during the Antarctic expedition (11 men aged 23 - 48 years) were used. We showed the possibility of using mathematical models (discrete models of dynamic systems) for determining the sustainability of regulatory influences of the au­tonomic nervous system to а change in atmospheric pressure in the Antarctic. The results of our model-mathematical analysis allows to evaluate the level of sensitivity of regulation mechanisms of cardiac rhythm to the action of changes in barometric pressure during the Antarctic wintering.