Some background to set up the problem. Blood flows into the left atrium via the mitral valve and leaves through another valve, the aortic valve. There is a moment in the cardiac cycle where these two valves are closed and the muscle that forms the left ventricle squeezes the blood inside. It’s called isvolumetric contraction because the same volume of blood is trapped by these two closed valves. Pressure in the ventricle increases.
My question is how? How does pressure is a liquid increase when it is squeezed in a confined space? My specific confusion is the assumption that liquids are incompressible so I do not see how squeezing it could change the number of collisions against the walls and therefore increase pressure. Another thought of mine would be that the elastic walls surrounding the liquid are doing work on the contained volume which is increasing the energy of the molecules and causing more collisions but wouldn’t that essentially be saying the liquids raises its temperature? I don’t think either of these things are right.