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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can decreased cardiac output cause somebody delirium?

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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 amount of blood per minute to maintain normal body functions including that of your brain. Delirium can have many other causes that are probably more common than low cardiac output so check with your doctor.
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Yes, if pronounced: Significantly decreased cardiac output leading to a markedly low blood pressure may lead to delirium or lethargy.
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Low cardiac output: leads to low blood pressure and less oxygen and glucose for your brain. This is a well known cause of delirium and encephalopathy. Low cardiac output can be caused by cardiomyopathy, heart failure or severe systemic illness such as sepsis. It is a very serious condition.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What happens from decreased cardiac output?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Cardiac output: Decreased function of all the bodies systems.
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