Every day, your heart beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. But, what if there is something in the way? What if your heart rate is too fast or too slow? How would you know if the rhythm is off? Whether your heart is working too hard? How strong are your ventricles pushing that blood through?
Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by seeing the rate, rhythm, and tone of the heart cycle on the graph. We have the technology to look at the information at My Healthy Beginning. The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based, low-risk general wellness monitor, which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds.
Your nervous system controls the RATE at which your heart beats. One side of your nervous system (sympathetic) manages your “fight or flight” response and can accelerate your heart rate. The other side (parasympathetic) manages your “rest and digest” response and can slow your heart rate. You need a healthy balance of the two.
The RHYTHM of your heart should show a specific work to rest ration on the graph. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations are made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.
The TONE of your heart is referring to the strength of the ventricles as they push blood through your body. The height and the width of the “lub dub” sound your heart makes on the graph, shows how efficiently your heart is pushing blood through your body and refilling to prepare for the next cardiac cycle.
Find out how your heart’s tone, rhythm, and rate are impacted by stress, toxicity, and diet today.