blood volume in liters pumped by the left ventricle of the heart per minute.
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.
- Cardiac plexus
cardiac plexus cardiac plexus n. A wide-meshed network of anastomosing cords from the sympathetic and vagus nerves that surrounds the arch of the aorta and the pulmonary artery and continues to the atria, ventricles, and coronary vessels. Historical Examples At the cardiac plexus, there in the center of the breast, we have now a new […]
- Cardiac reserve
cardiac reserve cardiac reserve n. The work that the heart is able to perform beyond that required of it under ordinary circumstances.
- Cardiac souffle
cardiac souffle cardiac souffle n. A soft puffing heart murmur.
- Cardiac sound
cardiac sound cardiac sound n. See heart sound.