Tag Cardiac Output
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Cardiac Output

Cardiac Output (CO) = Stroke Volume (SV) x Heart rate (HR) CO = SV x HR changes based on exercise, age and body size. normal adult = 5L/min Stroke Volume (SV) determined by: Preload Afterload Contractility
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Cardiac Output Measurement

Cardiac output; Adolf Eugen Fick (1829-1901) in 1870, was the first to measure cardiac output; assumes oxygen consumption is a function of rate of blood flow and rate of oxygen pick pick up by RBC’s.