Study of heart rate changes in different salat's positions

Ibrahim, F. and Ahmad, W.A.W. (2008) Study of heart rate changes in different salat's positions. In: 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008, Biomed 2008, 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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This paper describes the changes in the heart rate (HR) for 24 healthy subjects (10 males and 14 females) during performing different Salat's positions. Salat is the muslim prayer which involve performing certain physical postures as well as spiritual act. Heart rate was measured using Schiller AT-102 augmented Electrocardiogram (ECG) at each of the following Salat's positions: standing (qiyyam), bowing (rukuk), prostration (sujud) and sitting (tashahhud) including 5 minutes resting before perfoming the Salat's positions. The result shows that the HR differs at the different Salat's positions. The HR was lowered from the standing (qiyyam) to the bowing (rukuk) position, and drops further when the subjects were in the prostration position. The HR however, increases back when subjects were in the tashahhud position. The pattern shows that the prostration position has the lowest HR value. There are many factors that have influenced those results. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 82241 Cited By (since 1996):1 Export Date: 29 January 2014 Source: Scopus doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-69139-6-171 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ibrahim, F.; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Reza, M.F., Urakami, Y., Mano, Y., Evalution of a New Physical Exercise Taken from Salat (prayer) As a Short Duration and Frequent Physical Activity in the Rehabilitation of Geriatric and Disabled Patients (2002) Annals of Saudi Medicine, 22, pp. 3-4; Raman, A., Ruby, H., Muhamad, A.M., (1995) Fisi Ologi Manusia, Penerbitan Fajar Bakti Sdn. Bhd.; Applegate, E.J., (1995) The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System: Textbook, , W.B. Saunders Company; Jouanin, J.C., Dussault, C., Peres, M., Satabin, P., Pierard, C., Guezennec, C.Y., Analysis of Heart Rate Variabillity after a Ranger Training Course (2004) Mil Med, 169 (8), pp. 583-587. , 2004 Aug; Zhang, J., Effect of Age and Sex on Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Subjects (2007) Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30 (5), pp. 374-379. , DOI 10.1016/j.jmpt.2007.04.001, PII S0161475407001224; Jack, H.W., David, L.C., (2004) Human Kinetics: Physiology of Sport and Exercise, 3, pp. 224-225; Powers, S.K., Howley, E.T., (2004) Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, , Fifth Edition, Mc Graw Hill Companies; Tse, H.F., Siu, C.W., Tsang, V., Yu, C., Park, E., Bornzin, G.A., Benser, M.F., Lau, C.P., Blood Pressure Response to Transition from Supine to Standing Posture Using an Orthostatic Response Algorithm (2005) Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 28 (SUPPL. 1), pp. S242-5. , 2005 Jan; Chung, C.S., Karamanoglu, M., Kovacs, S.J., Duration of Diastole and its Phases as a Function of Heart Rate during Supine Bicycle Exercise (2004) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 287 (5), pp. H2003-8. , 2004 Nov; Epub 2004 Jun 24; Virginia, S.C., Troy, B.A., (2006) Exercise Physiology: Heart Rate in Yoga Asana Practice: A Comparison of Styles, 11, pp. 91-95; Peng, C.K., Mietus, J.E., Liu, Y., Khalsa, G., Douglas, P.S., Benson, H., Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two meditations techniques (1999) Int J Cardiol, 70, pp. 101-107; (2007) Electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG), ,, Anonymous. Cited Dis 4. Available from
Uncontrolled Keywords: bowing, electrocardiogram, heart rate, prostrating, salat's positions, Biomedical engineering, Heart
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 00:56
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 03:57

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