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What are normal cardiac output levels?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 5 liters/min

A typical cardiac output is approximately 5 l per minute.
This can vary with the size of the patient with a larger patient having larger cardiac output. When the cardiac output is normalized for the size of the patient, this is called the cardiac index. A typical cardiac index would be 2.5. A number of medical conditions, such as fever or anemia, can increase the cardiac output.

In brief: 5 liters/min

A typical cardiac output is approximately 5 l per minute.
This can vary with the size of the patient with a larger patient having larger cardiac output. When the cardiac output is normalized for the size of the patient, this is called the cardiac index. A typical cardiac index would be 2.5. A number of medical conditions, such as fever or anemia, can increase the cardiac output.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Varies

It varies by the body surface area of the individual and is therefore not a useful measurement.
5 liters/minutes is ballpark. A more useful measurement is cardiac index which is cardiac output divided by bsa in m². Normal is >2 l/min/m².

In brief: Varies

It varies by the body surface area of the individual and is therefore not a useful measurement.
5 liters/minutes is ballpark. A more useful measurement is cardiac index which is cardiac output divided by bsa in m². Normal is >2 l/min/m².
Dr. Bennett Werner
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