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Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering - Lecture 14

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Lecture 14 - Cardiovascular Physiology (cont.)

Professor Saltzman describes the blood flow through the systemic and pulmonary circulatory system. More specifically, he describes, with the help of diagrams, the events that lead to blood flow in the body as a function of contraction/relaxation by specific chambers of the heart, and the effect of four valves which help direct flow. Important terms and concepts such as systole/diastole pressures, cardiac output (CO) as a function of heart rate (HR) and ejection volume (EV), and the action potential propagation that stimulates heart muscle contraction are discussed.

Prof. W. Mark Saltzman
BENG 100 Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2008
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-01-06
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 8 (pdf)



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