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Will epinephrine increase cardiac output?

Will epinephrine increase cardiac output?

Yes: It makes the heart contract more forcefully and makes it beat faster. Both effects will increase the cardiac output. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin (e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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How effective is Epinephrine for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is Epinephrine for treating cardiac arrest?

Epinephrine: Epinephrine remains a component of the ACLS training by American Heart Association. Measuring 'how' effective it is, is difficult. It is generally considered one of the few drugs that helps in cardiac arrest from 'experience'. A controlled study isn't available. Cardiac Arrest has a very high mortality, we continue to consider epi effective while most other drugs have fallen off the chart. ...Read more

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Why might epinephrine cause cardiac standstill in a patient on non-selective beta blockers?

Why might epinephrine cause cardiac standstill in a patient on non-selective beta blockers?

Theory: If you assume epi is alpha-beta stimulator and nonselective beta blocker blocks both types of beta, then pure alpha stimulation without beta stimulation to support it could theoretically cause the heart to crash. Not sure there is clinical evidence to support this however. ...Read more

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What happens if someone with low blood flow due to coronary arteries receives Epinephrine due to anaphylaxis?

What happens if someone with low blood flow due to coronary arteries receives Epinephrine due to anaphylaxis?

Risk/benefit: Anaphylaxis is a condition which may lead to instant death and thus coronary narrowing is not the primary consideration in the treatment decision. Aside from that, with anaphylaxis, blood flow to the coronary will likely decrease as well if not treated. ...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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Can you tell me if cardiac output increases / decreases?

Can you tell me if cardiac output increases / decreases?

Both: In a normal person, cardiac output increase with exertion then returns to a normal or resting level. With a malfunctioning heart, cardiac output is frequently considered low or subnormal. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs if cardiac output increases? What if it decreases?

I'm curious what occurs if cardiac output increases? What if it decreases?

Constantly changing: Your cardiac output (which is the product of stroke volume and heart rate, expressed in liters per minute) is constantly changing in response to your metabolic needs. ...Read more

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Will acetylcholine raise cardiac output?

Will acetylcholine raise cardiac output?

No: Acetylcholine neurotransmission has an inhibitory effect on the heart, which lowers heart rate thereby decreasing cardiac output. ...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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Why is there increased cardiac output in anemia?

Why is there increased cardiac output in anemia?

Contracts harder: The cardiac output is the stroke volume times the heart rate. So the heart has to contract harder and/or faster. Typically, in severe anemia, an echocardiogram would show the heart contractng harder than normal. ...Read more

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Is fever an indicator of an increase in cardiac output?

Is fever an indicator of an increase in cardiac output?

Increased pulse: When one has a fever, the body usually responds with vasodilatation (widening of blood vessels) to be nearer the outside of your body and let the heat dissipate. With widening of the vessels the heart must increase the pulse rate to maintain proper blood pressure. There is much more to this and an md can fill you in. ...Read more

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How can an increased cardiac output help exercise?

How can an increased cardiac output help exercise?

Exercise increase CO: Exercise increases cardiac output as it usually increases both heart rate (hr) and stroke volume (sv) (amount of blood ejected by the heart in each beat) as cardiac output (co)
= hr x sv.
It is a compensatory mechanism to keep up with the demands of oxygen by the body doing exercise. If the cardiac output would not increase, the body would not be able to perform for long. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could an increased cardiac output help exercise?

Can you tell me how could an increased cardiac output help exercise?

Increase O2 delivery: During exercise, the muscles burn more oxygen for fuel. Increasing cardiac output increases the amount of oxygen carried by the blood to the tissues. ...Read more

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How can decreased cardiac output be caused by increased fluid volume?

How can decreased cardiac output be caused by increased fluid volume?

You have it reverse: Heart rate x stroke volume = cardiac output and thus if stroke volume decreases, cardiac output decreases or if heart rate decreases cardiac output decreases. ...Read more

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If you have decreased Urine Output, does that increase or decrease Cardiac Output?

If you have decreased Urine Output, does that increase or decrease Cardiac Output?

Little effect: No effect unless you are dehydrated, in which case cardiac output may decrease. ...Read more

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How is decreased cardiac output caused by increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

Stroke volume: Cardiac output is determined by heart rate and volume of blood pumped by heart in each heartbeat (stroke volume). Increased fluid volume increases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. Decreased fluid volume decreases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. ...Read more

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How can decreased cardiac output be caused by either increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

How can decreased cardiac output be caused by either increased fluid volume and decreased fluid volume?

Cardiac output: When systolic dysfunction is present, volume overloading can result in decreased stroke volume and cardiac output. In any cardiac status, decreased intravascular volume will result in decreased cardiac output. ...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 do beta-blockers increase cardiac output?

How do beta-blockers increase cardiac output?

They don't: Cardiac output is the product of heart rate and stroke volume. Beta blockers decrease heart rate and the strength of contraction (contractility). Thus, beta blockers would not be expected to increase cardiac output. ...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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What happens if cardiac output increases / decreases?

What happens if cardiac output increases / decreases?

Natural: This is the normal pattern of the heart's output based upon the load conditions. The amount of blood filling the heart may vary mildly over time and combined with your level of activity and the force against your heart's ejection of blood (after load) the cardiac output may vary. Most important is that the output does not drop very low as in severe volume loss or weakness of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Do you get decreased or increased cardiac output in preeclampsia?

Decreased.: Preeclampsia is a disorder with decreased intravascular volume (vasoconstriciton and leaky capillaries lead to third-spacing), therefore the cardiac output is accordingly decreased. In rare cases (especially with multifetal pregnancies, large mother/fetus) preeclampsia can cause peripartum cardiomyopathy which can further profoundly decrease the cardiac output. ...Read more

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What happens to cardiac output and after load when when heart rate is low? Does it increase because high heart rate causes decrease in CO

Varies.: BUT in a young healthy person, generally the heart rate is low because the heart is efficiently pumping and the cardiac output is good. Generally, (in normals), increasing the heart rate increases pumping and cardiac 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

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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Cardiac (Definition)

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