Connection between blood pressure and heart rate

You can assess your own health by simply measuring the pulse rate or blood pressure level. To understand what is the relationship between the intra-arterial pressure and heart rate, you need to know how your heart works.

The human heart performs two basic functions – reservoir and injection. During the relaxation of the heart muscle, another portion of blood accumulates in the heart, and during the contraction, part of this blood is thrown into the large and small circles of the circulation. Heart muscle contraction is called a systole, and relaxation is a diastole.

Pulse is a rhythmic pulsation of blood vessel walls that are caused by an increase in pressure in the arteries that are close to the body surface. One pulse corresponds to one contraction of the heart muscle.

Thus, by measuring their pulse, people will be able to identify the relationship between the blood pressure and heart rate. Such circulatory system disorders, as cardiac arrhythmia and fibrillation, cause irregular heartbeat.

Pulse rate in people that are not engaged in vigorous physical activity is around 90 beats per minute. Patients, whose heart rate accelerates (100 or more beats per minute) are diagnosed with tachycardia. This is a kind of arrhythmia, which is characterized by a change in the heart rate and produces a heart rate deficit. The signs of tachycardia are:

• chest pain and/or headache
• irregular, chaotic, often accelerated pulse
• decrease in normal blood supply to internal organs

When the intra-arterial pressure increases, carbon dioxide is actively released into the blood. With a decrease in blood pressure, dissolved gases are released. Fast decrease in pressure due to an intensive gases release make your blood boil, which could lead to the blood vessels blockage.

In people with hypertension, blood flows are reduced in proportion to relative exercise intensity, as the adrenaline is released and the pressure rises.

Blood pressure and heart rate chart is used to diagnose cardiovascular pathologies. Having measured the level of blood pressure, the attending physician will be able to determine whether the patient has cardiovascular problems.

To find out if a person has cardiovascular disorders, he does not necessarily needs to visit a cardiologist. Nowadays, many devices exist that allow measuring the heart rate on your own. One of them is Fitness Tracker Watch with Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Monitor.

To monitor the heart function, you need to place the device on your wrist and turn it on. Thanks to the wrist sensor, people can track changes in their blood pressure and heart rate. Thus, you have the opportunity to control the work of your heart at any time and in any situation, wherever you are.

Additional options that are worth mentioning is the possibility of connecting the Fitness Tracker Watch to the smartphone. The device screen displays the information about missed calls, SMS, etc.

In addition, you can download and install to your smartphone a blood pressure and heart rate app, which will allow tracking in real time the work of your cardiovascular system.

The patient should know that none of the devices is designed to measure blood pressure and pulse rate in people, who use a pacemaker. Self-measurement of blood pressure and pulse rate is not a basis for diagnosis.