Preload is the stretch. The amount of volume being returned to the right side of the heart from systemic circulation. Afterload is the squeeze. The amount of resistance the left side of the heart has to overcome in order to eject blood.
In the United States, more than six million people are living with (HF), and more than new HF patients are diagnosed each year. Learn about the important facts related to the different types of heart failure.
Cramming some heart failure notes before tomorrow's exam! Brain is dangerously close to overload