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What are the causes of high cardiac output (over 11) with normal BP (120s/70s) and what are the implications for health & pregnancy.

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Cardiac output (Q): When q increases in a healthy individual, most is due to an increase in heart rate. Change of posture, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, and decreased parasympathetic nervous system activity can also increase q. When q increases in a healthy but untrained individual, most of the increase is due to >heart rate. See your doctor re: health and pregnancy. This is individual assessment.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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