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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are signs of high cardiac output?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 43 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.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 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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What happens when you have low or high cardiac output?

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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Fatigue: Low cardiac output will lead to fatigue and shortness of breath. High cardiac output failure caused by severe anemia or paget's disease have similar manifestation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What happens to the body when cardiac output is low and high?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Cardiac output: Low cardiac output has low bp, high heart rate, cold, clammy, impaired mention, may be short of breath, decreased urine output . High cardiac output usually the obverse with warm, bounding pulses, increased BP may have increased urine output.
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Last updated Dec 8, 2017

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