diastole


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diastole

the dilatation of the chambers of the heart that follows each contraction, during which they refill with blood

diastole

[dī′as·tə·lē]
(physiology)
The rhythmic relaxation and dilation of a heart chamber, especially a ventricle.
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Preload represents the volume of blood that enters the ventricle from the atrium during diastole.
Fractional shortening = internal cavity of left ventricle at end systole - internal cavity of left ventricle at the end of diastole / internal cavity of left ventricle at the end of diastole x 100
Using echocardiographic measurements as a standard, in adults its normal short axis dimension and wall thickness at end diastole should be approximately 5.
It is diastole ("this man"), systole ("superb in love and logic"), diastole ("this man").
Other essays investigate the seventeenth-century debate about eloquence (Mathilde Bombart), vie as a subgenre of historiography (Emmanuel Mortgat-Longuet), the appropriation by early modern travel writers of style nu as an ideal register (Gregoire Holtz), the development of a nomenclature for French verses (Olivier Halevy), and Thomas Sebillet's idiosyncratic use of diastole to signify what will ultimately be called dierese because the former term is confined to the realm of physiological terminology (Jean-Charles Monferran).
Left ventricular dimensions were measured from M-mode images by the leading-edge technique, which included interventricular septal thickness at end diastole, posterior wall thickness at end diastole, and left ventricular internal dimension at end diastole.
The study investigators also attempted to look at whether first-trimester resistance predicted preeclampsia with delivery before 35 weeks, and whether the presence of a notch in the Doppler wave-form during early diastole was associated with intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth, or preeclampsia with early delivery.
EECP involves sequential inflation of a series of cuffs placed on a patient's legs during diastole.
70 (X [+ or -] SD) (cm -- Centimeters) (sec-second) A A wave maximal velocity AFF A trial filling fraction E E wave maximal velocity E/A Maximal E/Maximal A wave velocity Frac Short Fractional Shortening IVRT Isovolumic relaxation time IVST-d Interventricular Septal Wall Thickness n Diastole LVID-s Left Ventricular Internal Dimensions n Systole LVID-d Left Ventricular Internal Dimensions n Diastole PWT-d Posterior Wall Thickness n Diastole LV MI Left Ventricular Mass Index (Reference 10, published with permission from the authors, the Am Ger J Cardiol and Le Jacq Communications).