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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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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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How does noradrenaline affect cardiac output?

How does noradrenaline affect cardiac output?

Contractivity: Because it increases the contractivity of the heart as it is a catecholamine. ...Read more

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How does the heart increase cardiac output?

How does the heart increase cardiac output?

Cardiac output: This is a product of stroke volume or cc's of blood per beat times the heart rate so cardiac output increases with either an increase in stroke volume or heart rate or both. ...Read more

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How does hypertension increase cardiac output?

How does hypertension increase cardiac output?

It doesn't: In a physiologic model, increased blood pressure or "hypertension" or increased "afterload" tends to decrease cardiac output. In a complete animal or human model, there are various reflexes that work to maintain cardiac output in the face of increased afterload but they shouldn't cause an increase in cardiac output relative to the baseline. ...Read more

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How do blood levels affect cardiac output?

How do blood levels affect cardiac output?

Levels = volumes?: Blood levels meaning blood volumes? Cardiac output is the volume of blood being pumped by the heart per minute. It is calculated by stroke volume x heart rate. Stroke volumeĀ is the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart with each beat. ...Read more

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How do potassium levels affect cardiac output?

Not directly: Cardiac output is the amount of blood flow generated by the heart over a given time frame. Potassium is a critical electrolyte for body health and cardiac function, especially its rhythm. Although high or low potassium levels can create major, potentially fatal, irregularities in the heart rhythm, those levels do not directly affect the cardiac output per se. ...Read more

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How could vasoconstriction affect cardiac output?

How could vasoconstriction affect cardiac output?

It lowers it: Vasoconstriction increases the resistance to flow. This is called an afterload. It is like a pump having to pump water up a steep hill; it won't pump as well as on flat land. ...Read more

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How could venoconstriction affect cardiac output?

How could venoconstriction affect cardiac output?

Venoconstriction?: Cardiac output is inversely proportional to total peripheral resistance (which is related to mean arterial pressure.) venoconstriction refers to the venous system and can't be measured. If venous return increases, preload increases, and by starling's law of the heart, cardiac output increases. However, severe venoconstriction could eventually diminish venous return and reduce co. Yes? ...Read more

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Does the tachycardia affect cardiac muscles?

Does  the tachycardia affect cardiac muscles?

Possibly: Prolonged periods of excessive heart rates can lead to weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). It is important to identify causes of tachycardia and initiate treatment. ...Read more

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How could hypertension affect cardiac output?

How could hypertension affect cardiac output?

Two ways: It can cause the heart muscle to get thick and stiff so that it does not relax and fill up with blood properly. It could also cause the heart muscle to become weak so that it does not squeeze or contract as forcefully. These are called diastolic dysfunction (too thick) or systolic dysfunction (weak and flabby). ...Read more

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How could hyperthyroidism affect cardiac output?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is a excess metabolic state. If other systems are normal it will usually cause increased heart rate and cardiac output. In the face of a weak heart, it could be associated with decrease in cardiac output. Chronic hyperthyroidism can be associated with a cardiomyopathy causing decreased heart function. ...Read more

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How does ?Cardiac output related to the blood?Circulation?

How does ?Cardiac output related to the blood?Circulation?

Easy: Every heart beat produces blood flow into the aorta...The flow and pumped out amount of heart beat is the output. If the heart is working well, you have normal output. ...Read more

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How does sleep affect your heart rate?

How does sleep affect your heart rate?

Sleep: Generally the heart rate slows down during sleep. If there is an anxiety producing dream however, heart rate can go up. ...Read more

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How can I maintain cardiac output?

How can I maintain cardiac output?

Exercise: The only way is exercising so your heart can be more efficient . When you exercise your cardiac reserve and stroke volume increase. ...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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How does myocarditis affect the heart?

How does myocarditis affect the heart?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart. It may be infectious or inflammatory. It disorders heart muscle function and can cause both electrical and mechanical dysfunction. It can resolve or become chronic. In its chronic form it can cause serious disability or death. ...Read more

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How does hypokalemia affect the heart?

How does hypokalemia affect the heart?

Electrical function: Potassium is essential for electrical conductivity of heart and both low and high potassium levels can lead to stoppage of the heart. ...Read more

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How does TAPVR affect the heart?

How does TAPVR affect the heart?

Very serious: In Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, the oxygenated blood coming from the lungs, instead of going to the systemic circulation, returns to the pulmonary circulation and goes in a circle back to the lungs. The only blood that goes to the rest of the body goes through a communication between the atria. This is a problem that must be fixed with surgery. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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