The Effect Of Oxygen On The Heart Rate

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The results obtained for this experiment were somewhat expected as the results had reflected to the theory. While the composition of oxygen in air remains constant only the atmospheric pressure to decrease with altitude. The respiration pattern should have shown a more frequent incidence of trough and crest, but the amplitude decreased with the increasing elevation, as the oxygen molecules contained in each breathe are low. Since less oxygen are presented the oxygen and carbon dioxide should decrease with increasing altitude. Equally since more breathe are taken to allow the body to be oxygenated, the heart would need to work faster and to allow such occurrence. These ideas correlates to the results obtained, as with increasing elevation the heart rate increased from 88 beat/min to 104 beat/min at rest and the 19.8% to 18.0%, 147711.6ppm to 130739.6ppm, oxygen and carbon dioxide respectively, when condition had remained the same (pre exercise). As one exercised, regardless of the altitude, component such as heart rate carbon dioxide should have increased and that oxygen and breathing pattern to decrease. This is because the heart will need to pump more blood and use more oxygen thus increasing the production of carbon dioxide. Additionally the body would act to the oxygen deficiency, hence resulting in a decrease in breathing pressure. These ideas can be correlate to the results as on table, as an exercise was performed the heart rate had increased to 109 beats/min, the
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