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what are signs of high cardiac output?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Varies: Assuming a true high cardiac output syndrome, patients may feel flushed with a fast heart rate. Most are transient situations, but some illnesses and conditions may cause a sustained high output state, e.g., hyperthyroidism, anemia, arterio-venous malformations (congenital or acquired low resistance connections between arteries and veins), or disease like paget's. Requires confirmation by doctor.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
None: You can't generally feel it. In extreme cases, it can lead to congestive heart failure. If symptoms are present, they are more likely to be due to the underlying condition which is precipitating the high cardiac output state (like sepsis, fever, infection, trauma, thyroid excess, etc).

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Can diet affect coronary cerebrovascular disease?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
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Kinda: Coronary refers to the heart. Cerebrovascular refers to the brain. They aren't related other than diet can effect the buildup of plaques in the vessels that can lead to heart disease and strokes. So the answer is yes, diet can effect vascular disease, including the heart and brain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the healing period after a cardiac angiogram?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Depends: If a stent is placed, they'd like you to take it easy for a week or two. If not and all is well, you are good to go next day unless you are a wwf fighter, high cable walker, or a belly dancer, because your groin will be sore for a couple days.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you explain cardiac output monitoring?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Most common method: Cardiac output is basically the amount of blood the heart pumps over a unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute. When divided by the heart rate, one gets a stroke volume calculation, or milliliters per beat. All these may be corrected for your body size for comparison with "normals". The most common technique is with thermodilution catheters, but non-invasive techniques are validated.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What are factors that influence the cardiac output?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cardiac output: In strict physiologic terms, cardiac output is determined by something called stroke volume and heart rate. Heart rate is self-explanatory. Stroke volume is the amount of blood that the heart pumps out with each beat. This in turn is dependent on blood pressure, total blood volume, and how strong the heart contracts.
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A 50-year-old male asked:

I weigh about 343 pounds I work out in the gym if I i'm out of breat when i'm in the gy ok I can do cardi 3 30 minutes without feeling out of breat what's wron?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Cardiac Eval: Look, of course I do not know you, but unless you are 9 ft tall, 343 is probably way overweight. The best way to find your answer would be to see a cardiologist and have a good cardiac evaluation, probably including a stress test and echocardiogram. They could then give you a rational program of exercise to help improve your health and/or make other suggestions.

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