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Afterload refers to the pressure that the ventricles must overcome in order to eject blood. Hypertension increases the afterload, causing the end systolic volume to increase. The stroke volume will hence decrease.

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Is it true that Stroke volume is the amount of blood pumped per beat of the heart?

Stroke volume is the volume of blood pumped out by a ventricle with each heartbeat. Yes.

Why does increasing heart rate increase stroke volume?

Increasing heart rate does not increase stroke volume. At first, increasing exertion increases both heart rate and stroke volume. As the heart rate increases, the time spent in diastole decreases, so there is less time for the ventricles to fill with blood. The stroke volume therefore stops increasing, and as the heart rate approaches the maximum heart rate the stroke volume may begin to decrease.

The volume of blood pumped out by each ventricle with each beat of the heart is called what?

stroke volume (SV) is the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart with each beat. It is calculated by subtracting the volume of blood in the ventricle at the end of a beat (called end-systolic volume) from the volume of blood just prior to the beat (called end-diastolic volume). The term stroke volume applies equally to both left and right ventricles of the heart. These two stroke volumes are generally equal, both approximately 70 ml in a healthy 70-kg man.Stroke volume is an important determinant of cardiac output, which is the product of stroke volume and heart rate. Because stroke volume decreases in certain conditions and disease states, stroke volume itself correlates with cardiac function.

What is the difference between heart rate and stroke volume?

Heart rate is how many times the heart contracts per minute while the stroke volume is the amount of blood ejected per beat.Cardiac output is measured by the product of both (Heart rate x stroke volume).

What is heart afterload?

Back pressure exterted by arterial blood

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In a healthy individual which of the following would be low Contractility Preload Stroke volume or Afterload.?


What are some determinants of stroke volume?

Pre load,,contractility,afterload

How can stroke volume can be altered?

Stroke volume is determined by three factors, altering any of them can change the stroke volume. These factors are preload, afterload, and contractility. The relationship is: SV = P*C/A What this means is that preload and contractility are directly proportional to the stroke volume and afterload is inversely proportional to stroke volume. If you increase preload (within certain limits), stroke volume will increase according to the Starling curve. Increasing contractility (many things can increase this), makes the heart pump harder and increases stroke volume. Increasing afterload decreases stroke volume. All of these can be reversed (decreasing preload and contractility = decreased stroke volume, etc). Get a good physiology book and it will explain all of this very well.

What are 3 important factors affecting stroke volume?

Preload, afterload, and cardiac contractility or inotropy.

Do angiotensin II blockers affect preload or afterload?


How does tachycardia affect stroke volume and cardiac output?

Lowers stroke volume

How does acetylcholine affect stroke volume?

it decreases stroke volume.its obvious!

What decreases cardiac output without change in heart rate PAWP or SVR Is it preload afterload or contractility?

A change in cardiac output without any change in the heart rate, pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP = equated to preload) or systemic vascular resistance (SVR = afterload) would have to be due to a change in the contractility of the heart. Cardiac output (CO) is roughly equal to stroke volume x heart rate. Stroke volume is related to preload, contractility, and afterload. As you can see, the only variables you have not controlled for is cardiac contractility.

How would a decrease in blood volume affect both stroke volume and cardiac output?

decreased stroke volume and no change in cardiac output

What are the factors that affect stroke volume?

high blood pressure

Does diuretics decrease preload or afterload?

it decreases blood volume and preload

What factor of stroke volume affects hypertension?

End diastolic volume decreases which in turn affect stoke volume since sv=edv-esv

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