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Definition of Cardiac cycle

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one full heartbeat (atrial contraction, ventricular contraction, relaxation and a short pause)
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1. the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse in conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles; "the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram"
(hypernym) cycle, oscillation
Cardiac cycle Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aging Hearts and Arteries Glossary
The cycle of synchronized activities that occurs during one heart beat.
Source: National Institute on Aging
Cardiac cycle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The cardiac cycle refers to a complete heartbeat from its generation to the beginning of the next beat, and so includes the diastole, the systole, and the intervening pause. The frequency of the cardiac cycle is described by the heart rate, which is typically expressed as beats per minute. Each beat of the heart involves five major stages. The first two stages, often considered together as the "ventricular filling" stage, involve the movement of blood from the atria into the ventricles. The next three stages involve the movement of blood from the ventricles to the pulmonary artery (in the case of the right ventricle) and the aorta (in the case of the left ventricle).

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