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Comments on Profile Post by Aprz

  1. Aprz
    Aprz
    MAP = Mean Arterial Pressure
    SBP = Systolic Blood Pressure
    DBP = Diastolic Blood Pressure
    PP = Pulse Pressure, the difference between systolic and diastolic

    PP = SBP - DBP
    Sep 2, 2015
  2. Aprz
    Aprz
    Another formula for MAP is MAP = (SBP + 2DBP)/3. This is because the diastolic phase is about twice as long as the systolic phase when the heart rate is within normal limits. At a faster or slower rate, this is no longer true.
    Sep 2, 2015
  3. Aprz
    Aprz
    If the heart rate is slower, the diastolic phase time is going to increase. If the heart rate is faster, the diastolic phase time is going to decrease.
    Sep 2, 2015
  4. Aprz
    Aprz
    So supposedly the beginning of the pleth wave to the dicrotic notch is the systolic phase. The dicrotic notch to the beginning of the next pleth wave is the diastolic phase.
    Sep 2, 2015
  5. Aprz
    Aprz
    Couldn't you count the number of little boxes (on ECG paper) to figure out how many little boxes are in the systolic phase and how many little boxes are in the diastolic phase to equal. Multiple the number of little boxes during the systolic phase by the SBP.
    Sep 2, 2015
  6. Aprz
    Aprz
    Multiple the number of little boxes during the diastolic phase by the DBP. Add the two numbers together. Divide by the total number of little boxes to equal the MAP for that heart rate.
    Sep 2, 2015