Blood flow acceleration in the carotid and brachial arteries of healthy volunteers: respective contributions of cardiac performance and local resistance.

@article{Chemla1996BloodFA,
  title={Blood flow acceleration in the carotid and brachial arteries of healthy volunteers: respective contributions of cardiac performance and local resistance.},
  author={Denis Chemla and Pierre D{\'e}molis and M Thyrault and Djillali Annane and Yves Lecarpentier and J. F. Giudicelli},
  journal={Fundamental & clinical pharmacology},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={393-9}
}
The influence of local resistance and cardiac performance on peripheral blood acceleration was investigated in 14 healthy male volunteers. Steady and pulsatile flow was studied in the brachial and in the common carotid arteries, ie, two territories that exhibit marked differences in resistive characteristics. Instantaneous blood velocity (V), mean blood velocity (Vm) and artery diameter (D) were evaluated at rest by an ultrasonic range-gated pulsed Doppler flowmeter using a double transducer… CONTINUE READING

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