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Sphygmomanometer easy pulse pressure calculation question. try it!

what is the pulse pressure in a patient with a systolic BP of 150 and a MAP of 90?
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60 mm hg diastolic
90 mm hg pulse pressure


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MAP = 2/3 DBP + 1/3 SBP
90 = x + 50
x = 40
so DBP = 60

now PP = SBP - DBP
so PP = 150-60 = 90

so pulse pressure = 90


did that make sense? i just winged it.

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MAP = 2/3 DBP + 1/3 SBP
90 = x + 50
x = 40
so DBP = 60

now PP = SBP - DBP
so PP = 150-60 = 90

so pulse pressure = 90


did that make sense? i just winged it.



Hey is that the real way to do it? coz thats hw i came up with the answer too and usually when i do such problems, i come to the right answer but i find out that thr was an easier way to get to the answer! lol
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