Blood Pressure and Pulse Determination Case Study by Master Researcher

Blood Pressure and Pulse Determination
An examination, based on a lab experiment, of how posture and exercise can effect blood pressure.
# 36701 | 2,150 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (Exercise)

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This is a lab experiment that was conducted to study the influence of an exercise-training period on the rate and the blood pressure and the variance between the readings when the subject is sitting, standing and lying down. The writer describes in detail how the experiment was carried out and how the effect posture and exercise have on blood pressure and pulse rate was determined. This paper contains tables.

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"Exercise tests are not new and have actually been conducted previously to determine the effect of exercise and posture on the pulse rate and blood pressure. According to some researchers, 'when someone exercises to exhaustion and then stops, the heart rate drops 15 to 25 beats per minute'. Consider Lauer and his colleagues who conducted experiments determining that 'for patients whose heart rate fell less than 12 beats one minute after exercising, the risk of dying within six years was four times greater than for those above the cutoff.' (JOHNSON, 1999)
"The physiological testing aims to monitor the changes in blood pressure and heart rate. When a person is lying down the blood is evenly distributed throughout the body creating a generally even blood pressure and allowing the pulse rate to drop. As soon as we stand up the blood has to be pumped to the leg and so there is a drop in the pressure.
"The brain detects the decrease in blood being returned and so responds by constricting the blood vessels in the legs, forcing more blood back to the heart. Thus, the pulse rate increases due to the pumping action. In vigorous exercise, the heart rate and blood pressure go up faster. But in the trained person the heart rate and blood pressure happen much more gradually."

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