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Can you explain cardiac output monitoring?

Can you explain cardiac output monitoring?

Most common method: Cardiac output is basically the amount of blood the heart pumps over a unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute. When divided by the heart rate, one gets a stroke volume calculation, or milliliters per beat. All these may be corrected for your body size for comparison with "normals". The most common technique is with thermodilution catheters, but non-invasive techniques are validated. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
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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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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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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 exactly does cardiac output mean?

CO is the : Amount of oxygenated blood the heart pump from the left ventricle to the whole body in one minute. Stroke volume x heart rate. ...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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What factors in the body affect the cardiac output?

What factors in the body affect the 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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Describe the features of a cardiac output problem.?

Poor heart pumping: This is when the heart is unable to pump out enough blood. This can be caused by many things, including scarring of the heart after a heart attack, valve problems, infections, and other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more