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How changes in venous capacitance modulate cardiac output


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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Tyberg, J.V. How changes in venous capacitance modulate cardiac output. Pflugers Arch - Eur J Physiol 445, 10–17 (2002).

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  • Cardiac output Circulation Heart Regulation Veins