CV Review, Essentials, Develop. Physiol., Dr. D. Penney



Table 1.01 - Vascular resistance.

Resistance (in PRU's)
= perfusion pressure / flow (per sec.)

e.g. If:
CO = 6000 ml/min. or 100 ml/sec. and mean aortic pressure-vena caval pressure = 100 mmHg,
Then:
TPR = (100 mmHg)/(100 ml/sec) = 1 PRU





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