Stroke volume with exercise

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1124887 tn?1313754891 So a parameter that increases volume will increase blood flow and the stroke volume is increased with an increase in contractility. Higher EF stronger contractility. The converse is true a reduction in volume the lower the contractility and lower stroke volume. Your question seems to be addressing the control factors to maintain integrity of a balance of blood flow between the left and right side of the heart....
1124887 tn?1313754891 I have average exercise tolerance. I also know my heart is on the small side so my stroke volume is probably not that great compared to an athlete. So, I think if you conditioned yourself your LVEF would probably stay the same. This is because all the factors in the equation should in theory increase at the same rate therefore the measurement will stay the same. However the stroke volume and cardiac output measure would increase.
Avatar m tn This happens by a system of vasodilation and vasoconstriction coupled with the pumping rate and stroke volume of the heart. Rather than make frequent changes in volume, the body changes the configuration of the total container (all the vessels) and increases the speed at which the resource is renewed.
Avatar m tn A faster heartbeat does not provide enough time to fill as at rest, and the timing of contractions are less. The percent of blood pumped with each heartbeat is less reducing stroke volume (lower EF). The heart rate has increased to provide the necessary blood/oxygen to meet the system's demand for the diminished stroke volume. The CT scan indicates there is substanital soft plaque buildup within the linings of the vessels.
Avatar n tn So I am thinking that I am just very deconditioned and my stroke volume is low and I need to wait for changes in muscle growth and circulation in my legs too. Am I too old to really increase my heart efficiency and stroke volume now?
Avatar n tn For some insight pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) paramenters: As you know there is an exercise and resting parameters for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The exercise parameter has a mean (average) ≥ 25 mm Hg at rest and 30 mm Hg with exercise. However, making the diagnosis of PAH can be difficult.
Avatar n tn I don't think its the Toprol that is causing your decreased heart rate. I feel it reduces mine by maybe 10 bpm at the most at the 25 mg dosage. The prescribing info claims 14% reduction for a 50 mg dose, the lowest tested. Its commonly prescribed as high as 200 mg, so our 25 mg is very low. For what its worth, the effect of beta blockers seems to wear off with me as I run further.
Avatar m tn What does change is the diastolic volume in the ventricles, which tends to decline with age. Now, obviously at 15% EF you would be considered to be in systolic heart failure. Your stroke volume (the amount that gets pumped out to the body with each beat) should be above 50mL, so at 15% it would be virtually impossible to reach this healthy stroke volume minimum unless you had an insanely high LVEDV. You'd have to have 333.
20814293 tn?1519959769 I am a 64 year old female who was recently diagnosed with an exercise induced left bundle branch block during a treadmill stress test. A nuclear non treadmill was done the next week. My ejection fraction was 84%, The ekg was inconclusive due to baseline ekg changes, and LVH was written next to the ekg result area. The nurse who called said there is nothing to worry about, as no blockages were detected.
Avatar m tn The brady-cardiac response to exercise can be due to increased stroke volume and also reflective of improved exercise economy, but that can be ruled out as the post suggests physical fitness is not a consideration. The mechanism regulating exercise induced bradycardia is not thoroughly understood, but may be related to a change in the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic activity.
Avatar m tn t considering how volume is measured, my reference and I question how two back to back echos (6 months apart) has stroke volume 56 ml and EF is 30% with an Aug. echo... 39 ml stroke volume and EF 30%. Not cath vs. echo discrepancy...regardless the dynamics are volume based, and the EF is the percent of volume ejected with each stroke.
Avatar m tn Over many, many years, with high blood pressure and being very overweight, the inside of your ventrical gets thicker, and the volume inside therefore decreases, decreasing stroke volume and causing your heart rate to become higher and your heart then has to work harder to pump the same amount of blood, which over many years causes the ventricular walls to stiffen. I hope that clarifies some of it.
Avatar n tn Blood return to the heart is enhanced by the effect of entry of blood which had been dammed back, causing a rapid increase in cardiac output (24 seconds on). The stroke volume usually rises above normal before returning to a normal level. With return of blood pressure, the pulse rate returns towards normal. At no time during this process does BP increase beyond an individuals normal levels. It does however cause a drop in systolic pressure which cause the sensation of passing out.
Avatar n tn i have been suffering from shortness of breath for 5 months.recently i have a echocardiogram. it shows that my stroke volume is 47 ml . is this is a normal value or it is a sign of a heart disease? my ef is 61%.
Avatar n tn I immediately started drinking 2 liters water (distilled) in addition to my others liquids which were primarily limited to coffee, water with meds and exercise, and a few beers. Within a week, my episodes of VT declined to a rate of less than 2 per month--a decrease of 97%. I also started taking a highly absorbable form of Co Q10 - 200 mg per day at the advice of my ND.
Avatar m tn We all have our unique relationship between cardiac stroke volume and pulse pressure (with age, pulse pressure:stroke volume ratio tends to decrease), but in young healthy males it can be approx. 1.7. Which means, if your pulse pressure is 80 mmHg, stroke volume may be 136 ml. When I'm exercising at peak intensity, my blood pressure is approx. 200/70 mmHg. Which means, my heart is pumping lots of blood for each heart beat. It's really that simple. Your heart beats with high force.
Avatar f tn I am a healthy, fit, and very active 47 year old woman--healthy lifestyle and diet, runner, and I ride my bike for transportation. Resting HR of 52. PACs started a few weeks ago, so got a Holtor which reported over 4000 PACs/24 hours (that was half of what they had been previously), sleeping HR went as low as 41. Had an echocardiogram the other day, and everything was normal, except: "severely increased left atrial volume." Mysteriously, left atrial *size* (i.e., diameter) was normal.
Avatar n tn Whether one survives many years with a low EF can happen, and it is possible to raise the EF with medication, exercise, proper diet, etc. It is known and estimated there are about 26% of the heart disorder population (EF <30%) who do not know nor aware of any heart problem...many have sudden cardiac arrest.
Avatar n tn The heart muscle increases and the internal volume increases, allowing more blood to be pushed out with each stroke.
Avatar n tn The only way I know of to lower resting heartrate is to strengthen your heart through exercise (it improves the efficiency of your muscles including the heart and also increases the stroke volume of the heart so that you pump more blood with every beat) but I don't know how issues like age, heart disease etc affect that process.
1124887 tn?1313754891 It all has to do with stroke volume. I think some of the gains in stroke volume that athletes get is attained through muscle stretch, from what I’ve read over the years. Again I'm thinking along the lines of "too much of a good thing".
Avatar m tn If so, how does that work, because I have heard it is dangerous for people with VT to exert their hearts, but if exercise actually seems to bring the VT down, how does this evolutionary catch-22 work? 7.) Once I am able to find out exactly what kind of arrhythmias I have, and if some of them are deemed a little more risky to live an active life with, or if later on in life I just can’t deal with the symptoms of a less dangerous one, would catheter ablation be particularly risky?
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