Systole: Definition & Measurement


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Systole is when the heart muscle _____ .

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1. Systole usually refers to _____ contraction.

2. Ventricular systole sends blood _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Systole is an essential subject within physiological studies, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its definition and the different types of systole.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to recall:

  • The definition of systole
  • Where the ventricular systole routes blood to
  • A term used for flatlining
  • A device used to evaluate activities of the heart
  • The type of contraction systole refers to

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the important term, systole
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on systole
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ventricular systole

Additional Learning

To become better acquainted with systole and related terms , review the complementary lesson called Systole: Definition & Lesson. This lesson will:

  • Differentiate between the various types of systole
  • Explain what atrial systole is
  • Explain what ventricular systole is
  • Identify how systole is measured
  • Define diastole