Preload and Afterload
Find out exactly what preload and afterload mean, and why most of us use a handy shortcut to guess-timating what they are!
- Why Doesn't the Heart Rip? Why Doesn't the Heart Rip?
- What is Preload? What is Preload?
- Preload and Pressure Preload and Pressure
- Preload Stretches out the Heart Cells Preload Stretches out the Heart Cells
- Frank-Starling Mechanism Frank-Starling Mechanism
- Sarcomere length-tension relationship Sarcomere length-tension relationship
- Active contraction vs. passive recoil Active contraction vs. passive recoil
- What is afterload? What is afterload?
- Increasing the Heart's Force of Contraction Increasing the Heart's Force of Contraction