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What will happen to a person that has an very high cardiac index?

What will happen to a person that has an very high cardiac index?

This is a sign: High out put states can be sign of sepsis, anemia, vitamin deficiency, hyperthroidism, arteriovenous fistulas, etc. Once the abnormal index is noted the a systematic search for cause should be carried ot. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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


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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Cardiac output: Your measured cardiac output is high for someone at rest, but not at all if you do any exertion or are under stress. Co can reach 15 l/min in healthy men without any difficulty. ...Read more

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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

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

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Left atrium volume index of 36 cc/m2. Is this significant? Everything else on Echo & cardiac MRI was normal. History of NSVT.

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

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Intermittent tingling in the tips of left fingers, primarily index. Feels like time is frozen. Left shoulderblade ache. Anxiety, muscular, cardiac?

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

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes

non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What is cardiac insufficiency?

What is cardiac insufficiency?

Vague: This is a vague term which is not typical nomenclature. I assume its referring to a pt with a weak heart called a cardiomyopathy. The pumping function is impaired and thus " insufficient " to meet the bodies needs. Pts like this are prone to episode of cogestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes cardiac temponade?

What causes cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: 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

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: Go to this site and check it out:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle. Exercise, good diet, moderate alcohol, if you don't drink do not start, control of diabetes, stop smoking, control your weight, keep BP less than 130/80, control stress. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

Recovery: Read this:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article. Jsp

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What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

Future: In the future a cardiac interventional procedure may be in the cards. ...Read more

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How can one lower their "cardiac risk factor"?

Easy: All risk factor could be lower except hereditary causes like family history of strong coronary artery disease. Change your lifestyle. Stop bad habits. Exercise but before check with your physician. If you think about almost all risk factors can be modified. ...Read more

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My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

Go to a doctor soon.: Only a physician evaluation, face to face, can answer this question. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

Chest pain: Chest pain which lasts for more than a few minutes pain which spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, or shoulders a feeling of "fullness or squeezing" in the chest fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath feeling of impending doom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac?

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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Can you please explain the difference in cardiac blocks?

Can you please explain the difference in cardiac blocks?

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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What are some cardiac reasons that would cause fainting?

What are some cardiac reasons that would cause fainting?

Rhythm: Fainting caused by a heart problem can be caused by a change in the rhythm - to one that is too slow or too fast. These can be regular or irregular. The causes of each change span the breadth of medical and cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: Read this:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000194.Htm.

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How is a female draped for cardiac exam. A little nervous.

How is a female draped for cardiac exam. A little nervous.

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

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Can good cardiac collateral flow keep you alive and healthy?

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

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Has there been an increase in cardiac deaths among athletes?

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

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Can you let me know how many cardiac stents could a man have?

Can you let me know how many cardiac stents could a man have?

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

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Things that can be done to help with elevated cardiac enxymes?

Things that can be done to help with elevated cardiac enxymes?

Treat cause: First, the cause will need to be assessed. If due to a heart attack, then medications are needed, and probable coronary angiography. ...Read more