Taking pulses and calculating blood flows.docx - Taking pulses and calculating blood flows The pulse The simplest way of checking heart rate is to

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Taking pulses and calculating blood flows The pulse The simplest way of checking heart rate is to measure your pulse. As the heart beats, a pulse can be felt in locations where an artery passes over a solid structure, such as bone. Locations include wrist, neck and upper arm. The pulse rate is expressed in beats per minute. Error! Filename not specified. To measure your pulse rate, count the number of beats in a set period of time, eg 30 seconds, or a minute. In healthy people, generally, the lower the resting pulse rate, the fitter they are. Pulse rates increase during and after exercise, as more oxygen must be provided to the muscles, and carbon dioxide removed. Flow rates of blood Scanning techniques such as MRI can be used to measure blood flow in the body.

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