THE FRANK-STARLING LAW

This video introduces both the length-tension relationship in cardiac muscle and the “Frank-Starling Law” of the heart. These principles are fundamental to your understanding of how the heart functions as a muscular pump.

 

Before watching this video it is important that you have watched the video on “Stroke volume”. You should also have a basic understanding of sarcomere structure and function as the contractile machinery in cardiac muscle.