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What is the relation of hypertension and decreased cardiac output?

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Dr. Peter Varga
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Complicated.

It is an indirect relationship.
Hypertension over time can lead to changes in the heart muscle and heart function. It may eventually lead to heart failure. When this ensues the output of the heart can eventually decline and cause serious symptoms. In the earlier stages if hypertension cardiac output actually goes up.

In brief: Complicated.

It is an indirect relationship.
Hypertension over time can lead to changes in the heart muscle and heart function. It may eventually lead to heart failure. When this ensues the output of the heart can eventually decline and cause serious symptoms. In the earlier stages if hypertension cardiac output actually goes up.
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

In theory, the harder it is for blood to leave the heart (as when BP is very elevated) the less of it will be pumped out per beat or per minute (decreased output).
For this scenario to occur though the BP will need to be significantly elevated. In most cases a mild or even moderate elevation in BP will not have a tangible effect on cardiac output.

In brief: Depends

In theory, the harder it is for blood to leave the heart (as when BP is very elevated) the less of it will be pumped out per beat or per minute (decreased output).
For this scenario to occur though the BP will need to be significantly elevated. In most cases a mild or even moderate elevation in BP will not have a tangible effect on cardiac output.
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