|Document ID (ISN)||109597|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Iñesta C., Terrados N., García D., Pérez J.A.
||Heart rate in professional musicians
||July 2008, Vol.3, No.16, 11p. Illus. 22 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-16.pdf [in English]
||The purpose of this study was to analyse the heart rate (HR) of professional musicians during their work. Sixty-two volunteer professional musicians (20 women, 42 men), aged between 15 and 71 years were tested using pulsometers while playing their instruments in real life situations, namely during rehearsals, practice and public concerts. Mean and maximum HRs were 72% and 85% of the maximum theoretical heart rate, respectively. Cardiac oxygen demand was found to be significantly higher in concerts than in rehearsals while performing the same work. It is higher than previously described and much greater than what would be expected from a supposedly sedentary activity.
||pulse rate; cardiovascular function tests; musicians
||Spain; physical workload; assessment of physical capacity; oxygen consumption monitoring; heart rate monitoring
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Entertainment services and sports