Table 1

Normal values for right heart catheterisation

Pressures (mm Hg)SystolicDiastolicMean
RA0–6
RV15–300–6
PA15–307–149–19
PCWP4–10
LA4–10
LV80–1403–12
Arterial O2 saturation: 95–98%
Mixed venous O2 saturation: 70–75%
Cardiac output: 4.5–7 L/min
Cardiac index: 2.5–4.0 L/min/m2
PVR <120 dynes s/cm5 = <1.5 WU
SVR <1600 dynes s/cm5 = <20 WU
  • Modified with permission from Vliegen et al.39

  • LA, left atrium; LV, left ventricle; PA, pulmonary artery; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; PVR, pulmonary vascular resistance; RA, right atrium; RV, right ventricle; SVR, systemic vascular resistance.