Cardiac Output: Definition, Formula, Calculation & Normal Range


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If Jenny has a resting heart rate of 60 beats per minute and a stroke volume of 70mL, what is her cardiac output?

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1. Cardiac output is the product of two factors: stroke volume and _____.

2. The least invasive way to determine stroke volume is by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Being able to determine and evaluate cardiac output is an important skill for anyone needing to evaluate the health of an individual's heart. These assessments have been assembled to aid in your evaluation of your own skills calculating cardiac output.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet-quiz set will test your abilities in:

  • Calculating cardiac output
  • Determining stroke volume
  • Making evaluations of cardiac output

Skills Practiced

Some additional skills tested by these assessments include the following:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems asking you to calculate cardiac output
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding stroke volume and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about average cardiac output

Additional Learning

Make sure you understand how to calculate and evaluate cardiac output by reviewing the lesson that accompanies these assessment tools. Make it your objective when going over this lesson to:

  • Define cardiac output
  • Learn what two variables are used to calculate cardiac output
  • Recognize the importance of identifying a person's baseline cardiac output
  • Discover what a normal cardiac output is
  • Improve your understanding of the equation used to calculate cardiac output