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Will a fever increase cardiac output?

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Dr. Mircea Petrina
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Indeed!

In brief: Yes

Indeed!
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fever

Yes! provided that you have a normal heart.
Fever increases your basal metabolism. For every 10 degree celsius, metabolic demands increase by the power of two in biological systems (roughly in humans from 2, 000 to 400, 000 calories!) cardiac output responds to metabolic needs and thus will increase.

In brief: Fever

Yes! provided that you have a normal heart.
Fever increases your basal metabolism. For every 10 degree celsius, metabolic demands increase by the power of two in biological systems (roughly in humans from 2, 000 to 400, 000 calories!) cardiac output responds to metabolic needs and thus will increase.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Fever

Fever increases metabolic rate, raising cardiac output.

In brief: Fever

Fever increases metabolic rate, raising cardiac output.
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Dr. Alan Ali
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