Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 445, Issue 1, pp 10–17

How changes in venous capacitance modulate cardiac output

  • John V. Tyberg
Invited Review

Abstract.

Pressure–volume relations, which most directly represent changes in venous capacitance, are useful tools in understanding how changing venous tone modulates cardiac output under both normal physiologic conditions and in disease states. A conceptual model is presented, followed by a discussion of experimental results.

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • John V. Tyberg
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  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1, Canada

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