Pulmonary vascular resistance

The resistance offered by the vasculature of the lungs is known as the pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). By entering the Mean Pulmonary Arterial Pressure, Capillary Wedge Pressure and cardiac output, PVR due to the vasculature of lungs can be calculated.

Calculator of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)

Mean PA Press (mmHg)
PCW Pres (mmHg)
C.O. (L/min)
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance


Pulmonary Vascular Resistance(dyne*sec/cm5) = ( 80 * (PAP – PCW) / C.O )


  • PAP = Mean Pulm Art Press
  • PCW = Pulm Cap Wedge Press
  • C.O = Cardiac Output

Calculation of Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) due to the vasculature of lungs is made easier. Free online medical calculator.


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