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Textbook Problem

Case 2

In this case, the patient’s left ventricular afterload was very high. This condition was reflected by the patient’s _________________.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The blank in the statement “In this case, the patient’s left ventricular afterload was very high. This condition was reflected by the patient’s ______.”

Introduction:

The blood pressure is directly related to the ventricular afterload, ventricular preload, transmural pressure, and ventricular contractility. The afterload is defined as the force against which the ventricles would work in order to pump the blood. The patient’s ventricular afterload is high in this case.

Explanation

Given information:

Please refer to Clinical Case application -2.

As there was an increase in peripheral vascular resistance, the ventricular afterload increased. When afterload increases, blood pressure also increases...

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