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This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Also see Up volume and Down volume.
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The amount of trading sustained in a security or in the entire market during a given period. Especially heavy volume may indicate that important news has just been announced or is expected. See also average daily volume.
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Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day.

Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event. But unusual activity in an individual stock reflects new information about that stock or the stock's sector.

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In our study, there was only 1.75% patient with EF <30%, and 24.61% patients with EF 97 ml.12 In our study, early remodeling occurred in 82.4% patients with stroke volume >97 ml.
In the group of athletes (both women and men) size of the left ventricle was larger and stroke volume increased compared to the control group.
Evaluation of stroke volume variation and pulse pressure variation as predictors of fluid responsiveness in patients undergoing protective one-lung ventilation.
Stroke volume was significantly greater during supine exercise.
The researchers used a device that measures beat-by-beat blood pressure and the underlying forces of heart rate, stroke volume and total peripheral resistance.
When you stop doing cardio for 10-12 days, your stroke volume, work capacity and cardiac output decline.
Following 20 weeks of treatment, Systolic ejection time increased by 25.0 msec (p<0.0001), stroke volume increased by 3.6 mL (p=0.0217) and heart rate decreased by 3.0 beats per min (p=0.0070).
In Figure 4(a), the stroke volume of the control group under the normal condition was 20 mL, which implies it has 20% EF.
Based on the magnitude of the positive pressure ventilation-induced pulse pressure variation (PPV) or stroke volume variation (SVV), "volume responsiveness" can be defined, which predicts a substantial elevation in cardiac output in response to a fluid bolus [2].