Ventricular pressurevolume loops Figure

- are constructed by combining systolic and diastolic pressure curves.

- The diastolic pressure curve is the relationship between diastolic pressure and diastolic volume in the ventricle.

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Figure 3-9. Left ventricular pressure-volume loop.

Left ventricular volume (ml)

- The systolic pressure curve is the corresponding relationship between systolic pressure and systolic volume in the ventricle.

- A single left ventricular cycle of contraction, ejection, relaxation, and refilling can be visualized by combining the two curves into a pressure-volume loop.

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