Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure
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Vmax of PR Jet m/sec
 
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How to calculate a Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure (PAP).
 
Step 1: Obtain a CWD of the long axis view of the pulmonary valve. A pulmonary regurgitant jet is required to make this calculation.  Once the flow profile of the CWD of the PR jet is obtained, the maximum velocity (Vmin) which occurs at start-diastole will represent the pulmonary artery valve gradient at the start of diastole.
 
 

 
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