stroke work index


A measure of the work done by the heart with each contraction and equal to the stroke volume of the heart multiplied by the arterial pressure and divided by the body surface area.

Nearby words

  1. stroke,
  2. stroke hole,
  3. stroke oar,
  4. stroke play,
  5. stroke volume,
  6. stroll,
  7. stroller,
  8. stroma,
  9. stromateid,
  10. stromateoid

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