A 41-year-old member asked:
how is decreased cardiac output caused by increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rajat Jhanjee answered
19 years experience Cardiology
Stroke volume: Cardiac output is determined by heart rate and volume of blood pumped by heart in each heartbeat (stroke volume). Increased fluid volume increases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. Decreased fluid volume decreases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output.
Answered on Dec 30, 2011
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