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what factors can affect cardiac output?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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