How changes in venous capacitance modulate cardiac output

Pflugers Arch. 2002 Oct;445(1):10-7. doi: 10.1007/s00424-002-0922-x. Epub 2002 Sep 6.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Volume
  • Cardiac Output / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Cardiovascular*
  • Veins / physiology*