Hemodynamics, Dr. D. Penney



Table 5.02. Amount and relative importance of kinetic energy in different parts of the circulation.

...................... Resting cardiac output ... Cardiac output increased 3x
Vessel K.E. (mmHg) Pressure (mmHg) K.E. % of total K.E. (mmHg) Pressure (mmHg) K.E. % of total
Aorta,
systolic 4120336180 17
mean 0.41000.43.8140 2.6*
Arteries,
systolic 0.351100.33.8120 3*
mean 0.0495neg.-100 neg.
capillaries 0.000-0.00425 neg.neg. 25 neg.
Vena Cava 0.352123.23 52**
Pulmonary Artery,
systolic 320132725 52**
mean 0.231222.114 13

* kinetic energy insignificant; ** kinetic energy significant.
Note: For "K.E. (% of total)", K.E. represents the total for each component.



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