Enter the heart rate (BPM) and the systolic blood pressure (mmHg) into the Rate Pressure Product Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Rate Pressure Product. 

Rate Pressure Product Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Rate Pressure Product.



  • RPP is the Rate Pressure Product (BPM-mmHg)
  • HR is the heart rate (BPM) 
  • SBP is the systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 

How to Calculate Rate Pressure Product?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Rate Pressure Product.

  1. First, determine the heart rate (BPM). 
  2. Next, determine the systolic blood pressure (mmHg). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = RPP = HR * SBP.
  4. Finally, calculate the Rate Pressure Product.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

heart rate (BPM) = 60

systolic blood pressure (mmHg) = 80

RPP = HR * SBP = ?