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Fick Cardiac Index
What numbers are considered as healthly or normal for cardiac output and cardiac index? CO of 7.5 and CI of 3.9 are "normal"? Many thanks
USE CI: CO is a measure of liters per minute and normal is 4-6.0 l/m. BUT if it lower than that, it may still be ok. A small pt may get along just fine with a lower CO and a lager pt may need more than 6l/m. SO. We correct for body surface area and get a CI and 2-4 l/m/m2. so 3.9 is prob just fine. Of course clinical correlation is needed. The causes of low and high values are beyond the scope of this. ...Read more
Which value of cardiac output is considered high? My stroke volume 90ml, by 75 bpm, that means cardiac out:6, 7l/min;cardiac index would be 3, 5l/min*m2.Tx
Cardiac Output: Numbers such as you list can be normal especially in a smoker. Numbers alone without clinical correlation don't necessarily mean a lot. You should discuss these data with the physician (s) who know you and your specifics. ...Read more
Is my cardiac output too high? Results from echo:stroke volume 100ml, by 70 bpm, that means cardiac out:7l/min; cardiac index would be 3, 57l/min*m2.
Clarify:cardiac output too high at rest? Echo:stroke volume 100ml by 70 bpm, that means cardiac out:7l/min; cardiac index would be 3, 57l/min*m2.Txs
High Cardiac Output: Cardiac output is calculated by multiplying stroke volume by heart rate. Since the amount of blood pumped by the heart is dependent on body surface area ie. A larger person needs more blood supply. If it is more than 6l/min in an average person, at rest, and associated with symptoms, the cause must be looked into. ...Read more
Left atrium volume index of 36 cc/m2. Is this significant? Everything else on Echo & cardiac MRI was normal. History of NSVT.
Probably not but che: Ask your Cardiologist to see if your left atrium is enlarged or not on the pictures. During an echocardiogram, many measurements (about 25) are taken on grainy pictures so just by pure chance, there's a 50-50 chance that at least 4 measurements will be off. If only 1 measurement I'd off, you cannot draw conclusions from it. If more measurements support a diagnosis, you'll need Cardiology help. GL! ...Read more
Intermittent tingling in the tips of left fingers, primarily index. Feels like time is frozen. Left shoulderblade ache. Anxiety, muscular, cardiac?
None of above: Neuritic. Your symptoms can be explained by a combination of neuropathies from the cervical roots C4-7 to the brachial plexus to a median nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel) - particularly the intermittent tingling in your 1st, 2nd (index), 3rd, and 4th fingers. A careful neurologic exam should be able to determine the level of the pathology. ...Read more
Cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood, pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise. It is life threatening condition.
it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, radiation etc.
http://patient. Info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read more
The Heart: Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such a substitution generally works. ...Read more
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Several kinds: 1st degree-conduction through the av node is >20 ms. 2nd degree type 1, av conduction lengths till a beat is dropped. 2nd degree type 2: beats drop randomly. 3rd degree:there is complete block between the atrial and the ventricles. Bundle branch block: a pathway below the av node (in the ventricles) is blocked - can be right or left. The left has 2 fasicles. ...Read more
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Talk to your: Doctor and let him know you are nervous. Commonly, when I auscultate female patients they should be without bra, cover by gown with a female nurse present. ...Read more
Somewhat: Extensive collaterals can be very protective. It is even possible to have a heart attack with no symptoms, and no perceivable damage if the collaterals are developed enough at the time of a vessel occlusion. On the other hand, having occluded vessels secondary to cholesterol plaque isn't exactly "healthy", even though you are feeling well. ...Read more
No.: I think there is increased reporting via media, therefore increased public awareness. Think about all the sports events played everyday in the world and all the players who walked off the field healthy. No one reports this fact, but one sudden death lights up the web. Same bias with air crashes and other "news.". ...Read more
Stents: Could have lots but in practice if it looks like a lot would be needed, patient would probably have coronary bypass instead. ...Read more