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  • noun physiology The load on a working muscle from a constant opposing force

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  • Cardiovascular effects decreased afterload due to decreased LV transmural pressure

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  • Cardiovascular effects decreased afterload due to decreased LV transmural pressure

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  • LV afterload is directly related to LV transmural pressure

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  • An afterload-independent effect of VEGF in the development of cardiac disease is supported by the finding that administration of VEGF to normoxic embryos, which theoretically decreases cardiac afterload, also induced LV dilatation and contractile dysfunction.

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  • A recent study on intrauterine growth restriction in human fetuses indicated that increases in cardiac afterload and end-diastolic filling pressure were the most important effects on the cardiovascular system.

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  • Low dose norepinephrine in patients with septic shock and oliguria: effects on afterload, urine flow, and oxygen transport.

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  • Conversely, increasing intrapleural pressure will rise, increasing left ventricular wheeze in a child with severe asthma may indicate afterload and the risk of pulmonary oedema [20].

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  • (diuresis) and preload and afterload reduction (vasodilation).

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  • [8] - [10] may all contribute to increased cardiac afterload.

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