Starling's law of the heart

Starling's law of the heart

[′stär·liŋz ′lȯ əvthə ′härt]
(physiology)
The energy associated with cardiac contraction is proportional to the length of the myocardial fibers in diastole.
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"In accordance with Starling's law of the heart, or so-called heterometric autoregulation, cardiac output is intimately dependent on Pv, since right atrial pressure is virtually identical to central venous pressure." (1)