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Textbook Problem

The maximum heart rate of a 45-year-old person is

A. 155 beats/min

B. 165 beats/min

C. 175 beats/min

D. 185 beats/min

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The normal heart rate for a resting adult lies in the range 60-100 beats/minute. It is estimated that with age, the heart rate decreases. It may be because of the decreased myocardial oxygen supply or decreased heart compliance.

Explanation

Option (C) is 175 beats per minute. The maximum heart rate of an individual can be determined using the formula given as, Maximum heart rate: 220 - present age. Therefore, a 45 year person’s heart rate can be calculated as follows

Maximum heart rate = 220  45                      

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