Rate Pressure Product

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Clinical Use

Calculate internal workload or hemodynamic response to exercise


\[ Rate\hspace{0.1cm}Pressure\hspace{0.1cm}Product = MaxHR \times Max SBP \]

Reference Values

Rate Pressure Product Hemodynamic Response
> 30000 High
25000 – 29999 Intermediate-High
20000 – 24999 Intermediate
15000 – 19999 Low-Intermediate
10000 – 14999 Low


1. Gobel FL, Norstrom LA, Nelson RR, Jorgensen CR, Wang Y. The Rate-Pressure Product as an Index of Myocardial Oxygen Consumption during Exercise in Patients with Angina Pectoris. Circulation. 1978 Mar;57(3):549-56. Full text


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Developer: Sirikarn Napan, MD, FACC