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Systolic

The systolic part of the heart (cardiac) cycle is when the heart muscle contracts and the heart chambers pump blood out to the lungs and the rest of the body.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
Last Revised April 26, 2012

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Last Updated: April 26, 2012
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