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How to decrease cardiac workload

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Low blood pressure: Cardiac output is related to the heart rate, and volume of blood the heart can pump with each heart beat. A low cardiac output occurs when the pump f... Read More
Dr. Jason Klein
Cardiology 17 years experience
Output: Cardiac output is made up of stroke volume and heart rate. Decreasing heart rate decreases cardiac output. Also decreasing stroke volume (dehydration ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardiac Output: This is the amount of blood the heart pumps. If it decreases but is still adequate for the demands of the body, nothing much will happen. If it decrea... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardiac Output: This is the amount of blood the heart pumps. If it decreases but is still adequate for the demands of the body, nothing much will happen. If it decrea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Cardiology 18 years experience
Many thinks: Heart failure can lead to decreased output which can occur for a variety of reasons, the major one being a heart attack. Very slow heart rate can also... Read More
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Only four things: 1) afterload (high BP or stiff valves) - the heart is pushing blood against a tougher obstacle 2) preload (sepsis, shock or dehydration) - not enou... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Natural: This is the normal pattern of the heart's output based upon the load conditions. The amount of blood filling the heart may vary mildly over time and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Both: In a normal person, cardiac output increase with exertion then returns to a normal or resting level. With a malfunctioning heart, cardiac output is f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Constantly changing: Your cardiac output (which is the product of stroke volume and heart rate, expressed in liters per minute) is constantly changing in response to your ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardiac output: Decreased function of all the bodies systems.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Falls: When you rest, your heart rate falls, contractility falls, stroke volume falls, and as a result of all of the above, cardiac output falls.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Physiology: The amount of blood the left ventricle can pump (stroke volume) is directly related to "preload" which is based on the venous return to the heart. If ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Little effect: No effect unless you are dehydrated, in which case cardiac output may decrease.

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