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    The Heart Ventricular Afterload

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    1) Is the ventricular afterload a determinant of cardiac performance, or does cardiac performance determine the afterload? Elaborate please.

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    1) Is the ventricular afterload a determinant of cardiac performance, or does cardiac performance determine the afterload? Elaborate please.
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    Solution:

    Cardiac Performance is:
    Cardiac output = HR x Stroke volume
    Stroke Volume is affected by
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    Solution Summary

    The expert determines if the ventricular afterload a determinant of cardiac performance or if cardiac performance does determine the afterload.

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