• Question: What is the difference between diastole and systole?

    Asked by Dalmas clovis to Priscilla, Mel, Jay Oty on 2 Oct 2014.
    • Photo: Priscilla Ngotho

      Priscilla Ngotho answered on 2 Oct 2014:

      Hi Dalmas clovis

      Diastole is when the heart is relaxed (dilated) and fills with blood. Systole is when the heart contracts pushing out blood.