EFFECTS OF SPORTS ACTIVITY ON BLOOD FLOW IN ARTERY

  • Isaac S. Abdalla Wassf
Keywords: sports, blood flow properties, velocity of blood, flow rate of blood, wall shear of blood, theoretical solutions

Abstract

This paper deals with a comparative study of blood flow variables. The properties of blood flow of the thoracic aorta and pulmonary artery of a male subject engaged in sporting activity (body acceleration), have been investigated. By utilising a mathematical solution, the distributions of the velocity, flow rate and wall shear, have been obtained. The results of the study demonstrated that (the specific type of) sporting activity reduces the duration of negative velocity. It was found that a lower heart pulse frequency provides a better blood flow rate which in turn, results in less harm to vascular walls.