Signs of low cardiac output?
I go for right heart catheterization on the 18th to check my cardiac output and other values. Doc says if it is below 2 he will start me on inpatient inotropes. I don't have signs of congestion except very mild lower extremity edema (but I am heavily diuresed). So far my lab values aren't bad, creatine is 1.00 up from 0.7 3 months ago, and mildly low potassium. Other than that everything is in normal limits. I am curious if anyone has personally experienced low cardiac output without congestion and what there symptoms were like. I know all the classic symptoms but I am curious how others have experienced it and especially what it's like at 2 or below? Also has anyone had their cardiac output drop and diagnosed before renal impairment started showing up?