Revista Científica Ciencia Médica
versión impresa ISSN 1817-7433
CHACON BALTAZAR, Orlando; CHOQUE CAMPERO, Andrea; CHOQUECALLATA MAMANI, Oscar J. y CHOQUECALLATA, Roberth. Normal Value of Vital Signs in Adult People in the Cercado Province Because of the Height. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 19-21. ISSN 1817-7433.
The following study is directed to determine which are the normal values of heart frequency; breathing frequency and arterial pressure in Cercado's population, Cochabamba, located to a height 2558 meters above sea level. The universe was Cercado's population and the sample is 200 people equitant stratified by sex. It was excluded pregnant people, handicapped people, smaller than 20 years and older than 50. Data was recollected by vital signs registration during seven serial days in points of massive concurrence. It was used stethoscopes and aneroid sphygmomanometers properly gauged.The results were analyzed by sex and they revealed that heart frequency doesn't show important changes.The arterial pressure decrease in women but in men is normal.The breathing frequency is highest in both sexes but with slight differences. In conclusion, it was observed that the altitude has a slight effect on the arterial pressure and breathing.
Palabras llave : pressure; breathing frequency; heart frequency; height.