Frank Starling’s Curve

OK, it’s not actually Frank Starling’s curve, it’s the Frank-Starling curve, named for Otto Frank and Ernst Starling. But for some reason, a lot of people refer to it as if it is named for some guy named Frank Starling. It’s a pedantic pet peeve of mine. But, I digress…

The Frank-Starling Curve, often referred to just as the Starling Curve is a super-duper important (of you’ll forgive the technical jargon) concept in cardiac physiology. Understanding it is key to resuscitation of critically ill patients. Fortunately, Rishi Kumar does a great job of explaining it.

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