Cardiac Performance, Dr. D. Penney



Objectives:

To understand the mechanism controlling the performance of the heart; role of intrinsic factors and characteristics, as well as humoral and nervous control. To know the effect of preload (Frank - Starling mechanism), afterload, inotropicity (contractility, and hypertrophy in altering cardiac output under a variety of normal and abnormal conditions. To know the important indices of cardiac performance and how they are used diagnostically.





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