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Heart rate after sitting / standing

Hello guys, I just found this forum and I've been reading some posts, it's a very interesting place.

I have a weird question for you: Sometimes when I'm using a heart monitor I can see that my heart rate drops a lot just after I sit or stand, to speed up again after a few seconds. I can understand the process when you sit, but what about standing up? Is it normal that your heart slows down when standing, just to speed up again after some time?

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The internal sensors, primarily near the carotids, attempt to provide a specific unit volume of oxygenated blood per a given body state. Blood pressure varies with body capacitance. Body capacitance momentarily changes when going from a sitting position to a stand position and vice-versa. It takes a few seconds for the peripheral vasculature to sense the change in position.

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