Pressures in the Pulmonary System

Pressure Pulse Curve in the Right Ventricle. The pressure pulse curves of the right ventricle and pulmonary artery are shown in the lower portion of Figure 38-1. These curves are contrasted with the much higher aortic pressure curve shown in the upper portion of the figure. The systolic pressure in the right ventricle of the normal human being averages about 25 mm Hg, and the diastolic pressure



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