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How can decreased cardiac output be caused by increased fluid volume ?

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Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
You have it reverse: Heart rate x stroke volume = cardiac output and thus if stroke volume decreases, cardiac output decreases or if heart rate decreases cardiac output decreases.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013

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