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Definition: 'Compliance Of Heart'

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compliance of heart

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Definitions:
1. the reciprocal of passive or diastolic stiffness of the ventricle of the heart, most commonly of the left ventricle; one may distinguish between compliance of the muscle and compliance of the supportive structures, although ordinarily both are considered together (chamber compliance); a hypertrophied or scarred heart will manifest a stiff wall, decreased compliance.



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