Data Tables

Table 2: Blood Pressure and Pulse Readings

Post-Lab Questions

1. What is systolic pressure? Diastolic pressure?

2. Why is pressure a sensible reading to measure circulatory health? 

3. Explain the “lub-dub” sounds of the heartbeat. 

4. Why do blood pressure and heart rate change after exercise?

5. How might the results in Table 2 change if someone else performed the activities? Why?

6. Why is it important for blood to flow in only one direction?