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Problem: How does blood pressure in the aorta change as the heart goes through a cardiac cycle, and why?a. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during systole as the result of increased blood volume in the ventricles.b. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during systole as the result of muscle contraction in the ventricles.c. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during diastole as the result of increased blood volume in the ventricles.d. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during diastole as the result of muscle contraction in the ventricles.

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How does blood pressure in the aorta change as the heart goes through a cardiac cycle, and why?

a. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during systole as the result of increased blood volume in the ventricles.
b. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during systole as the result of muscle contraction in the ventricles.
c. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during diastole as the result of increased blood volume in the ventricles.
d. Blood pressure in the aorta increases during diastole as the result of muscle contraction in the ventricles.


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