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What is the relation of hypertension and? Decreased cardiac output?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Hypertension

High blood pressure usually implies an increased peripheral vascular resistance for a time the heart can keep up with the resistance late in the course the heart begins to not be able to generate the stroke volume against the resistance and cardiac output may fall.
If abnormal ventricular function is present, cardiac output may fall earlier.

In brief: Hypertension

High blood pressure usually implies an increased peripheral vascular resistance for a time the heart can keep up with the resistance late in the course the heart begins to not be able to generate the stroke volume against the resistance and cardiac output may fall.
If abnormal ventricular function is present, cardiac output may fall earlier.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Cardiac damage

Hypertension, if not treated, leads to myocardial hypertrophy, accelerated atherosclerosis resulting in inadequate blood supply to heart muscle that leads to impaired heart function and decreased cardiac output/heart failure.

In brief: Cardiac damage

Hypertension, if not treated, leads to myocardial hypertrophy, accelerated atherosclerosis resulting in inadequate blood supply to heart muscle that leads to impaired heart function and decreased cardiac output/heart failure.
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