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Figure 5 | Perioperative Medicine

Figure 5

From: The maintenance and monitoring of perioperative blood volume

Figure 5

The Frank–Starling curve showing the relationship between diastolic myocardial tension (preload) and systolic cardiac function (stroke volume). An increase in preload results in a corresponding increase in stroke volume. Using the curve, it is possible to analyze who is a responder and who is a non-responder to fluid therapy. P: preload; SV: stroke volume.

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