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

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Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
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Dr. John Breinholt
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: CO explained

Cardiac output is the amount of blood your heart pumps, measures in liters per minute.
If it is decreased it means the heart is unable to pump as strongly as it should. That means the heart can't keep up with the volume returning to it.

In brief: CO explained

Cardiac output is the amount of blood your heart pumps, measures in liters per minute.
If it is decreased it means the heart is unable to pump as strongly as it should. That means the heart can't keep up with the volume returning to it.
Dr. John Breinholt
Dr. John Breinholt
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