Cardiac Performance, Dr. D. Penney



Major Factors Determining Myocardial Stretch:

  • Total blood volume

  • Body position relative to the earth and gravity pull

  • Intrathoracic pressure

  • Intrapericardial pressure

  • Venous tone

  • Pumping action of the skeletal muscle

  • Atrial contribution to ventricular filling



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