What is the difference between the systole and diastole phases of the cardiac cycle?

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Systole and Diastole are the phases of the cardiac cycle as the heart continuously function by rhythmic beating.


Systole is the contraction phase where the chambers of the heart contract and pump the blood out of the chambers.
Diastole is the relaxation phase where the chambers relax. During this phase the chambers are filled with blood.