O2 Uptake, Exercise & Cor. Circ., Dr. D. Penney



Fick Equation:

Cardiac output (L/min.) = O2 uptake (ml O2/min.) / A-V O2 diff. (ml O2/L blood)

For Example: C.O. = 250/ (0.19 - 0.14) = 5100 ml/min.


O2 uptake = 250 ml/min.; Arterial O2 content = 0.19 ml/ml; Venous O2 content = 0.14 ml/ml





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