O2 Uptake, Exercise & Cor. Circ., Dr. D. Penney



Objectives:

To understand the use of dye dilution techniques in measuring cardiovascular parameters, and in particular the Fick principle in calculation of cardiac output. To understand oxygen delivery and oxygen utilization, and the concepts of cardiovascular reserve, ischemia and the MET. To understand the alterations in cardiovascular function that occur during exercise, both short-term and as the result of endurance training. To understand the special problems associated with supplying blood to the heart muscle and characteristics of the coronary circulation.



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