Skeletal muscle pump

The skeletal muscle pump

The skeletal muscle pump or musculovenous pump is a collection of skeletal muscles that aid the heart in the circulation of blood. It is especially important in increasing venous return to the heart,[1] but may also play a role in arterial blood flow.

  1. ^ Fontes-Carvalho, Ricardo; Vilela, Eduardo M.; Gonçalves-Teixeira, Pedro (2018-01-01), Watson, Ronald Ross; Zibadi, Sherma (eds.), "Chapter 11 - The Effect of Exercise Training in Systolic and Diastolic Function", Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease, Academic Press, pp. 153–162, doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-811279-3.00011-2, ISBN 978-0-12-811279-3, retrieved 2020-11-20

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