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How is cardiac output regulated in the body?

How is cardiac output regulated in the body?

The old way was : Based on oxygen differences from artery to vein called the fick procedure. Then came "thermal dilution", now we can do it by echo. Just plug "cardaic output" into google to learn more. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Cardiac Output (Definition)

Cardiac output is a measurement of the amount of blood a person's heart can pump out during a set amount of time. The measurements help doctors figure out how strong or weak ...Read more


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What factors in the body affect the cardiac output?

What factors in the body affect the cardiac output?

Many factors: Congenital heart disease, vitamin b1 defiency, anemia, thyroid problem, renal disease, liver disease, brain disease, vascular disease, blood disease, atherosclerosis, valve disease - these are the biggest influencers of cardiac output. ...Read more

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In what way is cardiac output important to the regulation of blood pressure?

In what way is cardiac output important to the regulation of blood pressure?

CO and BP: Read this: http://www.Ptdirect.Com/training-design/anatomy-and-physiology/cardiovascular-system/cardiac-output-and-blood-pressure.

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What is the percentage of cardiac output delivered to the heart?

What is the percentage of cardiac output delivered to the heart?

About 4%: About 4% of the cardiac output goes to the heart muscle itself. That is the same either at rest or with exercise. ...Read more

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What happens to the body when cardiac output is low and high?

What happens to the body when cardiac output is low and high?

Cardiac output: Low cardiac output has low bp, high heart rate, cold, clammy, impaired mention, may be short of breath, decreased urine output . High cardiac output usually the obverse with warm, bounding pulses, increased BP may have increased urine output. ...Read more

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What to do if a transplanted heart has no nerve supply, how does the cardiac output of a transplanted heart increase and adapt to physiological changes?

What to do if a transplanted heart has no nerve supply, how does the cardiac output of a transplanted heart increase and adapt to physiological changes?

Hormonal +/- nervous: The transplanted heart responds to hormonal changes. There is also some evidence that the transplanted heart may have some sympathetic re-innervation and possibly conduction of signals from the old sinus node to the new heart. ...Read more

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What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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How is the pulse rate related to heart rate and the flow of blood in someone?

How is the pulse rate related to heart rate and the flow of blood in someone?

Same: Pulse rate and heart rate are the same generally...This occurs when blood is ejected from the left ventricle to the systemic arterial circulation. There are rare instances when a premature beat comes so close ti last beat that a strong pulse is not transmitted but this is rare. ...Read more

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In what part of your brain or body is breathing regulated from?

In what part of your brain or body is breathing regulated from?

Brainstem: The regulatory signals for breathing come from the brainstem, located at the back, bottom-most portion of the head. ...Read more

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The sympathetic chain is the pathway between the body (all organs and systems in the body), and disrupting it will affect the whole, not just sweating?

The sympathetic chain is the pathway between the body (all organs and systems in the body), and disrupting it will affect the whole, not just sweating?

It depends...: It depends on what kind of damage (disruption), such as: which nerves, where in the nerves, how many nerves, the size of the nerves, etc... The signals from sympathetic nerves create effects like include pupil dilation, increased sweating, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure. ...Read more

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What will happen to the body's nervous systems & endocrine systems if homeostasis is not maintained?

What will happen to the body's nervous systems & endocrine systems if homeostasis is not maintained?

Dysregulation: If homeostasis is completely lost, the body's nervous system and endocrine system would both become dysregulated. You could see all kinds of metabolic and acid-base problems, with altered mental status (delirium, hallucinations, etc) plus blood pressure changes and more. Thankfully, the body knows exactly how to respond to various conditions, so that homeostasis is dynamic, not static. ...Read more

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How is homeostasis maintained in relation to the cv and repiratory systems?

How is homeostasis maintained in relation to the cv and repiratory systems?

System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn';t be effective. As exercise demand increases both respiration increases and heart rate increases together to provide oxygen and glucose to the tissues. ...Read more

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How can the body supply glucose to the brain cells if there is no carbohydrates in your diet?

How can the body supply glucose to the brain cells if there is no carbohydrates in your diet?

Gluconeogenesis: Gluconeogenesis is the process of making glucose from other fuels, and your body can do this from protein and fat. Mainly the liver does this. However, it is virtually impossible to eat a diet with "no carbs". Very low carb diets cause excessive ketosis, which causes a lot of symptoms. ...Read more

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During heart transplant surgery. How is blood flow kept to the brain since the heart has to be taken out?

During heart transplant surgery. How is blood flow kept to the brain since the heart has to be taken out?

Heart lung machine: During heart transplant and in fact many types of heart surgery the patient is connected to cardiopulmonary bypass machine. . The blood is drained out from the large veins (vena cava) into the machine. Oxygen is put into the blood and it is returned into the artery system usually the aorta. So even with the heart stopped, the body and brain continue to receive blood and oxygen. ...Read more

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What happens to the body's nervous system if homeostasis is not maintained?

What happens to the body's nervous system if homeostasis is not maintained?

Depends: There are many systems in the body that need to be regulated. For instance, if blood pressure goes too high you can stroke; if there is too much cholesterol, you can stroke or get nerve damage. If the immune system is not under control, the brain and nerves can be damaged. If you have vitamin deficiencies or excess, the nerves and the brain could be damaged, etc. ...Read more

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How is the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

How is the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

Artificial pacemaker: Artificial (implantable) pacemakers are mostly regulated by a sensor that recognizes motion. It's similar to the sensor that changes your phone/ipads display from portrait to landscape, based on the direction of the device. There are other sensors, such as ones that measure the density of blood in the heart and chest motion (simulating breathing). Get your routine pacemaker maintenance checks. ...Read more

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How is cardiac output regulated in the body?

The old way was : Based on oxygen differences from artery to vein called the fick procedure. Then came "thermal dilution", now we can do it by echo. Just plug "cardaic output" into google to learn more. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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What factors in the body affect the cardiac output?

Many factors: Congenital heart disease, vitamin b1 defiency, anemia, thyroid problem, renal disease, liver disease, brain disease, vascular disease, blood disease, atherosclerosis, valve disease - these are the biggest influencers of cardiac output. ...Read more

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What happens to the body when cardiac output is low and high?

Cardiac output: Low cardiac output has low bp, high heart rate, cold, clammy, impaired mention, may be short of breath, decreased urine output . High cardiac output usually the obverse with warm, bounding pulses, increased BP may have increased urine output. ...Read more

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What's cardiac output?

What's cardiac output?

Heart pump volume: The cardiac output is the volume of blood per minute pumped by the heart. Cardiac output is equal to heart rate multiplied by stroke volume (the volume of blood ejected with each heartbeat). ...Read more

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Can you define cardiac output?

Can you define cardiac output?

Cardiac output: Stroke volume times heart rate equals cardiac output. Stroke volume relates to myocardial contractility, vascular resistance, vascular volume, anemia and metabolic state. There are subcomponents to all of these. ...Read more

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What influences cardiac output?

What influences cardiac output?

Multiple things: Cardiac output is the product of heart rate in stroke volume. Thus, an increase in heart rate results in an increase in cardiac output. Stroke volume can be affected by changes in preload, afterload, and contractility (strength of contraction). Preload is "priming the pump". Afterload is the resistance to ejection during systole (contraction). ...Read more

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How is cardiac output calculated?

Indirectly: Indirectly, by equating the right cardiac output with the left cardiac output and putting a swan ganz catheter into the pulmonary artery. Or calculating the difference between the arteriol and venous oxygen content; this is called the fick formula. ...Read more

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Is cardiac output the same as ef%?

Is cardiac output the same as ef%?

No : Ef is the percentage of blood ejected with each heart beat. >55% is normal. Cardiac output is the amount of blood in ccs or milliliters ejected per minute and is dependent on heart rate and stroke volume (the volume of blood pumped in a single beat) co depends on body size but a typical measurement is in the range of 5 liters per minute. ...Read more

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What is an average cardiac output?

What is an average cardiac output?

5 L per minute: The average cardiac output is somewhere around 5 l per minute. Cardiac output varies with the size of the patient (larger patients have larger cardiac output). Cardiac output is increased in conditions such as fever, anemia, or pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could increase cardiac output?

What could increase cardiac output?

Cardiac output: Basically an increase in demand for oxygen by the body. This may be physiological (exercise) or pathological (sepsis - infection - fever) or increased metabolism (hyper active thyroid gland - hyperthyroidism) or abnormal conducts (shunting of blood). ...Read more

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When could cardiac output decrease?

When could cardiac output decrease?

Low blood pressure: Cardiac output is related to the heart rate, and volume of blood the heart can pump with each heart beat. A low cardiac output occurs when the pump function of the heart is compromised by an event such as a heart attack or when the blood volume is reduced by and event such as dehydration, or bleeding. ...Read more

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How do you ?Measure cardiac output?

How do you ?Measure cardiac output?

Several: Can use 2d echo, mra of heart, and right heart cath. Cardiac output is the measure of how many liters per minute the blood is being circulated in the body. ...Read more

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What is cardiac output influenced by?

What is cardiac output influenced by?

Disease & more: Congenital heart disease, vitamin b1 defiency, anemia, thyroid problem, renal disease, liver disease, brain disease, vascular disease, blood disease, atherosclerosis, valve disease - these are the biggest influencers of cardiac output. ...Read more

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What are normal cardiac output levels?

5 liters/min: A typical cardiac output is approximately 5 l per minute. This can vary with the size of the patient with a larger patient having larger cardiac output. When the cardiac output is normalized for the size of the patient, this is called the cardiac index. A typical cardiac index would be 2.5. A number of medical conditions, such as fever or anemia, can increase the cardiac output. ...Read more

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What are signs of high cardiac output?

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Varies: Assuming a true high cardiac output syndrome, patients may feel flushed with a fast heart rate. Most are transient situations, but some illnesses and conditions may cause a sustained high output state, e.g., hyperthyroidism, anemia, arterio-venous malformations (congenital or acquired low resistance connections between arteries and veins), or disease like paget's. Requires confirmation by doctor. ...Read more

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What factors can affect cardiac output?

What factors can affect cardiac output?

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. ...Read more

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Why would someone have low cardiac output?

Why would someone have low cardiac output?

Congestive heart: Failure can be cause of low cardiac output. If the pump is weak and failing then cardiac out put would be low. Very slow heart rate can also result in low cardiac output. ...Read more

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How does exercise affect the cardiac output?

How does exercise affect the cardiac output?

Exercise: In order to facilitate the increase in oxygen demand of the muscles during exercise, the heart rate and volume of blood per beat will go up. Cardiac output is the product of heart rate times stroke volume. Therefore cardiac output will increase with exercise. ...Read more

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What will happen if cardiac output decreases?

What will happen if cardiac output decreases?

Cardiac Output: This is the amount of blood the heart pumps. If it decreases but is still adequate for the demands of the body, nothing much will happen. If it decreases below the metabolic demands of the body, organ dysfunction and shock will occur if the output level is low enough. ...Read more

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How do beta-clockers increase cardiac output?

How do beta-clockers increase cardiac output?

They don't: Beta blockers do not increase cardiac output. If anything, they reduce cardiac output by reducing heart rate and the strength of contraction (contractility). ...Read more

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