cardiac output


blood volume in liters pumped by the left ventricle of the heart per minute.

Nearby words

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  7. cardiac reserve,
  8. cardiac souffle,
  9. cardiac sound,
  10. cardiac sphincter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for cardiac output

cardiac output

The volume of blood pumped per minute by each ventricle of the heart. Cardiac output is equal to the stroke volume (the amount of blood pumped from a ventricle in a single heartbeat) times the heart rate. It is used as a measure of the overall health of the heart.
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