Guytonian Approach to the Circulation

  • H. D. Aya
  • A. Rhodes
  • M. Cecconi
Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (AUICEM, volume 2012)


The cardiovascular system is highly complex and a good understanding of its physiology and pathophysiology is essential in order to diagnose and treat cardiovascular dynamics in critically ill patients. Much of what we know comes from the experiments and theories of Frank Starling and Guyton [1–4]. In this chapter we will review some of these aspects and present new technology that has the potential to monitor in vivo the Guytonian aspects of the circulation.


Venous Return Filling Pressure Fluid Responsiveness Pulse Pressure Variation Stroke Volume Variation 
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