Pulse & respiration

  1. Can you please describe the characteristics of pulse and respiration of the person 51-70 years?
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  3. by   netrn
    Not sure what you are wanting to know.
    Each individual may have various pulse and
    resp. characteristics. Average pulse may be 60-80. If that person is COPD, their pulse
    is usually irregular - usually higher-
    88-112 and have resp. of 24- 38. Others with
    decreased cardiac output may have a pulse
    rate 56-64 with resp. 16-18. It depends mainly on over-all medical conditions and back ground as well as medication they are
    presently on. Lanoxin will help keep pulse rate fairly wnl but if you check pulse a varous times of the day- you will see a difference - either high or low.

    This probably isn't much to go on, but it really depends on each individual and their medical history.