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I'm curious what could happen when cardiac output is low and what if it's high?

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Dr. Carlos Orrego
27 years experience in Cardiology
Low cardiac output: Cardiac output depends on heart rate and stoke volume. Therefore, the cardiac output increases when heart rate goes up in normal heart. However, when the heart is failing the stroke volume is lower as well as the cardiac out which is called heart failure . Sometimes, heart failure could occur when cardiac output is high due to other medical problems such as a severe anemia , hyperthyroidism, etc
Answered on May 24, 2014

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