cardiac output


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. cardiac murmur,
  2. cardiac muscle,
  3. cardiac neurosis,
  4. cardiac notch,
  5. cardiac opening,
  6. cardiac plexus,
  7. cardiac reserve,
  8. cardiac souffle,
  9. cardiac sound,
  10. cardiac sphincter

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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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