Exercises for Heart Mechanics
How to use the HeartFlow program
II. Pressure -Volume Loop basics
Understanding the cardiac cycle
Examine the phases of the cardiac cycle under normal conditions.
the effect of heart rate and pressure changes.
III. Valve Pathologies - Examine
the effect of valvular lesions on the cardiac cycle
You have learned about the pressure volume loop under normal conditions.
functioning mitral and aortic valves are critical to ensure normal cardiovascular
performance. However, both mitral and aortic valves can fail either
by not opening
fully when they are supposed to open (stenosis) or by not preventing backflow
they are closed (regurgitation, a.k.a. insufficiency). Both pathologies can coexist.
Frank-Starling Law - Examine pressure / volume relationships
Invesigate the role of blood volume in cardiac performance.
Design and run an experiment.
Examine the effects on the right ventricle and the entire circulatory loop.
Use more advanced features of the program.