The phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle

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the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood from the chambers into the arteries. Diastole- the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle relaxes and allows the chambers to fill with blood. Cardiac output- The amount of blood the heart pumps through the circulatory system in a minute. Contractility- is the inherent strength and vigour of the heart's contraction during systole. Inotropic- modifying the force or speed of contraction of muscles. Bruit- a sound, typically an abnormal one, heard through a stethoscope; a murmur. Thrill- is a vibratory sensation felt on the skin overlying an area of turbulence and indicates a loud heart murmur usually caused by an incompetent heart valve.
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C a r d i o v a s c u l a r Te r m i n o l o g y P a g e | 2 Ischemia- an inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body, especially the heart muscles. Infarction- the obstruction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue, typically by a thrombus or embolus, causing local death of the tissue. Electrocardiogram- a record or display of a person's heartbeat produced by electrocardiography. echocardiogram- a test of the action of the heart using ultrasound waves to produce a visual display, used for the diagnosis or monitoring of heart disease. Orthostatic- relating to or caused by an upright posture. Resistance- is the resistance that must be overcome to push blood through the circulatory system and create flow
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  • Spring '18
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