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why does a patient in renal failure have decreased cardiac output

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
14 years experience Cardiology
Not always related: Renal failure in and of itself is not realted to cardiac output, there are many things that can cause both renal failure and decreased cardiac output, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Direct vs. indirect: Kidney failure can weaken the heart muscle (uremic cardiomyopathy), but this is pretty rare. A more common problem is fluid accumulation around the he ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
They wouldn't: But the reverse is true. Someone with low cardiac output underperfuses the kidneys and commonly gets "pre-renal azotemia" which is a form of poor kidn ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Many reasons: Decreased cardiac output can contribute to reduced kidney function. Kidney disease is often associated with heart problems that reduce cardiac output. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: Cardiac output = stroke volume x heart rate.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Other way around: Usually it is the decreased cardiac function that leads to kidney failure due to lack of blood flow. However, the two illnesses in general share many ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac transplant: Transplant survival rates have been improving over the past several years as better options exist in preventing rejection (better than 60% live 10 or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Swelling: The left side of the heart pumps blood throughout your body. When it fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: If by delirium you mean changes in your state of consciousness then yes. Decreased cardiac output means that your heart is not pumping the needed amo ... Read More
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