Diastasis (physiology)

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Wiggers diagram of the cardiac cycle, with diastasis marked at top.

In physiology, diastasis is the middle stage of diastole during the cycle of a heartbeat, where the initial passive filling of the heart's ventricles has slowed down, but before the atria contract to complete the active filling.[1]

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  1. ^ Khurana (2008-01-01). Essentials of Medical Physiology. Elsevier India. pp. 157–. ISBN 978-81-312-1566-1. Retrieved 2013-08-06.