Questions for Wednesday’s Physics tut

Hi guys,

Here are some questions to answer for Wednesdays tut.

1. Define the following using equations and giving normal values where applicable:
A. Cardiac output
B. Cardiac index
C. Stroke volume
D. Preload
E. Venous return
F. Afterload
G. Systemic vascular resistance
H. Contractility
I.  Ejection fraction
J. Ficks law (and which monitor uses this physical principle)

2. Draw a dye dilution graph for a normal patient and for one with a low CO

Have a good week,


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