Cardiac Performance, Dr. D. Penney



Misconceptions:

7. Increased strength of contraction (performance) gained by moving up and to the right on a the Frank-Starling (ventricular function) curve involves an increase in inotropicity (ie. contractility)

8. Increased stroke volume in running, swimming, etc. is gained through the Frank-Starling mechanism (i.e. increased preload, EDV).





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