The McGill Physiology Virtual Lab

Cardiovascular Laboratory


The Cardiovascular Lab consists of two main exercises, involving measurement of

A. The Arterial Blood Pressure

B. The Electrocardiogram

To derive the most benefit from this exercise, students should review appropriate chapters in the textbook dealing with the heart, and the sequence of events in the cardiac cycle.

Useful links/references:
University of California: vital signs and blood pressure

Freeman, Roy. Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension. N Eng J Med 2008; 358:615-624. (link available only from McGill IP)

Click here to go to the first section: blood pressure (background)