Contraction

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Contraction

In a business cycle, the time between the peak and the bottom. That is, a contraction occurs between the end of economic growth and the end of the subsequent recession. Contractions are characterized by layoffs, a decline in GDP, and other negative factors. However, historically, contractions have tended not to last as long as expansions.
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Cardiac lymphatic flow has been suggested to be propelled by a passive pumping [4], for example, by myocardial contractions. During diastole, the pressure of the blood in the ventricles drives lymph from the subendocardial to the myocardial lymphatics, whereas during systole myocardial contraction forces lymph from the myocardial lymphatic vessels to the subepicardial lymphatics [4].
With increased myocardial contraction more blood will be ejected into the systemic circulation but also more blood will be shunted through the defect, increasing the lung flooding.
Currently, it is formulated that cirrhotic cardiomyopathy includes prolongation of QTc interval, increased heart rate, decreased myocardial contraction force and diastolic dysfunction.