Cardiac Preload: Definition & Reduction


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The pressure that the blood exerts on the muscle fibers of the heart is called cardiac _______.

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1. Cardiac preload occurs at what point in the cardiac cycle?

2. The heart has how many chambers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of cardiac preload. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the fundamental characteristics of cardiac preload as well as knowing at what point cardiac preload occurs in the cardiac cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on your knowledge of the following:

  • At what point cardiac preload occurs in the cardiac cycle
  • How many chambers the heart has
  • The effects of an increased preload
  • How the measurement of left ventricular preload is recorded

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cardiac preload lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the point cardiac preload occurs in the cardiac cycle and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effect increased cardiac preload has on the heart

Additional Learning

To learn more about the pressure of the blood on the muscle fibers in the heart, review the corresponding lesson called Cardiac Preload: Definition & Reduction. Topics covered in the lesson include:

  • Differentiating between atria and ventricles
  • Cardiac preload
  • Increased preload vs. decreased preload
  • The effects of increased cardiac preload