my teachers given us work on the heart to complete with equations etc, I've worked out that the rate of flow is 13200 but the next question is "suggest what this implies about the heart" and i don't have a clue. any help pleaseee?
Rate of flow on the heart Watch
- Thread Starter
- 30-03-2016 21:43
- 03-04-2016 13:08
Based upon your heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output (we know cardiac output = stroke volume x bpm) we can see if the patient is healthy or not. An average bpm at rest is somewhere between the range of 60 and 100, and similarly a healthy stroke volume is around 70ml/minute. From this, and the cardiac output you have calculated, one can roughly see if it's a healthy heart or not and/or if there's any problems with contractions or heart rate.
Such a high stroke volume (taking into account the average resting values) also implies the heart was of someone who was exercising (working hard to pump blood around the body) at the time.