Cardiology Quiz #19: Normal Cardiac Pressures

1. A 25-year-old male presents to the clinic for a routine health check-up. His physical examination is unremarkable. A transthoracic echocardiogram is performed, and the estimated right atrial pressure is within the normal range. Which of the following is the most likely normal range for the right atrial pressure in mmHg? 

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2. During a cardiology rotation, a medical student is asked about the normal range of pulmonary artery systolic pressure. Understanding this parameter is crucial for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension. What is the normal range of pulmonary artery systolic pressure in mmHg? 

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3. A 55-year-old woman with shortness of breath undergoes right heart catheterization. Among the measurements obtained, the mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) is noted. The PCWP is an indirect measure of which of the following pressures? 

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4. A medical student is reviewing cardiac physiology and learns that the left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) is an important indicator of the heart's filling pressure during diastole. What is the normal range for LVEDP in mmHg? 

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5. In a clinical skills session, a group of medical students is tasked with interpreting hemodynamic data from a patient with suspected heart disease. They note that the patient's mean arterial pressure (MAP) is within normal limits. Which of the following ranges represents the normal range for mean arterial pressure in mmHg? 

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