Increased Cardiac Output 'S Effect On Blood Pressure?

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Increased Cardiac Output 'S Effect On Blood Pressure?

What effect does increased cardiac output have on a person's blood pressure?

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The blood pressure in your body usually changes in response to changes in cardiac output. In other words, as the cardiac output increases, so does the blood pressure. If the cardiac output decreases, so does the blood pressure.   Here is the cardiac output formula:

Formula: Cardiac output = stroke volume x heart rate
Units: ml of blood/minute = ml of blood/beat x beats/minute

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