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CVRR 17 Regulation of Cardiac Pumping


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Isometric contraction
A type of cardiac contraction with no shortening of cardiac muscle, but with an increase in tension in elastic elements
Isotonic contraction
A type of cardiac contraction with shortening of the cardiac muscle
Isovolumetric contraction
A phase of cardiac contraction where blood volume is not changing but pressure is rising
Between T and P
Between what waves on an ECG does diastole take place?
Heterometric regulation
Changes in stroke volume following changes in resting muscle fibre length
Homometric regulation
Changes in stroke volume without changes in resting muscle fibre length
Right atrium
An area within the body that has an equal pressure to central venous pressure
T = P x r / W
The Law of Laplace