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Systemic Vascular Resistance

        (MAP - MRAP) * 80       (where MRAP can be estimated by CVP)
  SVR = --------------------
- Discussion:
    - normal or slightly increased Central Venous Pressure with a normal or high Cardiac Output and disproportionate hypotension is usually 
         due to a loss of peripheral vascular resistance;
    - in this situation the physician should suspenct a septic component, as increased peripheral resistance is the rule in oligemic shock