A 46-year-old member asked:
what is the relation of hypertension and? decreased cardiac output?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
Cardiac damage: Hypertension, if not treated, leads to myocardial hypertrophy, accelerated atherosclerosis resulting in inadequate blood supply to heart muscle that leads to impaired heart function and decreased cardiac output/heart failure.
Answered on Sep 15, 2012
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: High blood pressure usually implies an increased peripheral vascular resistance for a time the heart can keep up with the resistance late in the course the heart begins to not be able to generate the stroke volume against the resistance and cardiac output may fall. If abnormal ventricular function is present, cardiac output may fall earlier.
Answered on Mar 17, 2015
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