cardiac output


noun

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

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Medical definitions for cardiac output

cardiac output

n.

The volume of blood pumped from the right or left ventricle in one minute. It is equal to the stroke volume multiplied by the heart rate.
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Scientific 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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