Starling's curve

Star·ling's curve

(stär′lĭngz)
n.
A curve that indicates the ratio of cardiac output to atrial pressure. Also called Frank-Starling curve.
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Starling's curve and law indicates that venous congestion impedes the ability of the heart to maximize cardiac output.