Measuring the cardiovascular system

measrments of the cardiovascular system- including value averages.

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The Pulse can be felt in any arterie that lies near the surface.

it isthe throbbing of the arteries as blood is being pused through them.

The Regular Pulse rate is 60-80 bpm

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EGG traces

This measures the elctrical impulses from the heart.

  • Trachecardia- shows abnormally raised levels. Higher than 100bmp. Can be due to excersise, feal or emotion
  • Bradycardia- shows lowered levels. Less than 60bpm. Common in teenagers and athletics 
  • Sinus Arythmia- Irregular heartbeat. Occours in young people
  • Ventricular Fibrilation- irregular heartbeat. Causes unconsiosness and death
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Physiological measurements

These measure the effect on the cardiovascular system from factors including 

  • age 
  • fever 
  • stress 
  • dehydration 
  • gender 
  • blood pressure 
  • heart rate 
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Breathing Rate value averages

Tidal Volume (The amount of air inhaled and exhaled during one breathing cycle)

  • 400-500 

Breating rate 

  • 12-15 breaths per minuit 

Vital capacity (the largest amount of air a person can exhale after the largest breath possible)

  • males-4.8dm3
  • females- 3.1dm3

peak flow 

  • 400-600
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Blood Pressure value averages

  • 18 year old male- 120/60
  • 20 year old male- 125/80
  • 40 year old male- 135/80
  • 20 year old female-123-80
  • 40 year old female- 135/85
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Body Temperature value averages

normal- 36.5-37.2 degrees 

Death- below 25 degrees 

Hypothermia- 32 degrees 

Fever- 37.2 and above

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