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Figure 1: The cardiovascular circuit is a closed loop. The left and right ventricular cardiac outputs are equalized by the intrinsic myocardial mechanism of Starling. The osmotic/oncotic reabsorptive pressure in the capillary also helps preserve vascular volume and hence the cardiac output. (Figure credited to Rachael Chin Kit Yi, a 1st year medical student in Universiti Malaya)

Figure 1: The cardiovascular circuit is a closed loop. The left and right ventricular cardiac outputs are equalized by the intrinsic myocardial mechanism of Starling. The osmotic/oncotic reabsorptive pressure in the capillary also helps preserve vascular volume and hence the cardiac output. (Figure credited to Rachael Chin Kit Yi, a 1<sup>st</sup> year medical student in Universiti Malaya)