Heart Rate, Cardiac Output & Stroke Volume


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How does your body respond when you need more blood, e.g. during a period of intense exercise?

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1. An individual's number of heart beats per minute is known as his _____, while the volume of blood that is pumped by his ventricles with each heartbeat is his _____.

2. How is cardiac output calculated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of how to measure the amount of blood being pumped by our hearts. Topics you'll need to know include cardiac output, exercise, and pulse.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to review:

  • Benefits of exercising
  • What you monitor when you take your pulse
  • Cardiac output
  • What occurs when heart rate increases but stroke volume remains constant
  • Stroke volume

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how cardiac output is calculated and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase stroke volume
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heart rate lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the inner workings of our central pump, review the corresponding lesson entitled Heart Rate, Cardiac Output & Stroke Volume. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of an efficiently working circulatory system
  • Understand how to calculate the amount of blood pumped in your body
  • Describe how cardiac output is determined
  • Appreciate what all the parts of the cardiac output equation mean
  • Understand how the heart can increase cardiac output
  • Comprehend the medical significance cardiac output