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How do blood levels affect cardiac output?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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 volume is the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart with each beat.

In brief: 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 volume is the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart with each beat.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: More = more

Starling's law of the heart says that the more full the heart is, the more volume it will pump.
(ie more cardiac output). There are limits though, of course.

In brief: More = more

Starling's law of the heart says that the more full the heart is, the more volume it will pump.
(ie more cardiac output). There are limits though, of course.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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