PATHOLOGY MCQ
HEART
Question
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200 minus your age


220 minus your age


60 plus your age


None of the above

Detailed explanation1: You can estimate your maximum heart rate based on your age. To estimate your maximum agerelated heart rate, subtract your age from 220. For example, for a 50yearold person, the estimated maximum agerelated heart rate would be calculated as 220 – 50 years = 170 beats per minute (bpm).
Detailed explanation2: That simple formula allows fitness seekers and athletes alike to find out their maximum heart rate by simply subtracting their age from 220.
Detailed explanation3: The estimation of maximal heart rate (HRmax) has been a feature of exercise physiology and related applied sciences since the late 1930’s. The estimation of HRmax has been largely based on the formula; HRmax=220age. This equation is often presented in textbooks without explanation or citation to original research.