Thus, the pulse rate is the same as the heart rate.
The heart beats can be counted easily by counting the pulse.
Pulse: Every time the heart beats, blood is forced into arteries. The expansion of an artery each time the blood is forced into it is called pulse.
Then the heart relaxes (comes back to its original size) and gets filled up with blood from pulmonary vein.
In this way, the heart keeps on contracting and relaxing again and again to pump blood into the body continuously.
See a picture of You can also check your pulse in the carotid artery.
This is located in your neck, on either side of your windpipe.
But the rhythm and strength of the heartbeat can also be noted, as well as whether the blood vessel feels hard or soft.
Changes in your heart rate or rhythm, a weak pulse, or a hard blood vessel may be caused by heart disease or another problem.
This means that the heart pumps out blood to the arteries about 70 to 72 times per minute.
We can feel our heart beats if we place our hand on the chest just above the heart region.