AIIMS November 2011 – MCQ 196

Mean arterial pressure is calculated as:
A. (SBP+2DBP)/3
B. (DBP+2SBP)/3
C. (SBP+3DBP)/2
D. (DBP+3SBP)/2

(Repeat question – AIIMS Nov 06 – AA q14)

Correct answer: A. (SBP+2DBP)/3  

Mean arterial pressure
= Diastolic pressure + 1/3 pulse pressure
= DBP + 1/3 (SBP-DBP)
= (3DBP+SBP-DBP)/3
= (SBP+2DBP)/3

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